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MSL - landing day, Got any plans?
Seryddwr
post May 1 2012, 07:27 PM
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On a light note, has anyone made any plans for 5 August? It is, after all, less than one hundred days away now, and I'm sure Mars is getting very big in the window for ol' Curiosity.

I hope they'll get a webcast going. I'll be frantically clicking on 'refresh' on here come what may!...

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stewjack
post May 1 2012, 10:46 PM
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According to Wikipedia planned landing is the evening of August 5 PDT, which is morning of August 6 UT.

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Assuming this turns out to be correct. Then in my CDT time zone: the way I figure it, if I stay awake till 3AM at the latest I should get all important available information. Then I can sleep about six hours and be back on line no later than 9:00 AM! I will leave my computer on so I won't need to boot up. Will stock up on snacks and microwave meals. cool.gif

Since I am retired nothing should get in the way, although the fact that it will be August in Mississippi, and I am about 1500 feet / (500 m) from the Gulf of Mexico - certainly could change my plans! huh.gif

Seriously, I think I will wait to make detailed plans. I sometimes over-plan laugh.gif
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I wonder how much time Curiosity will spend near the landing site checking system status, and I guess functional testing of the instruments. No driving off of a landing stage anyway.
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- Seryddwr   MSL - landing day   May 1 2012, 07:27 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Could be tricky... I'll be travelling, coming ...   May 1 2012, 09:17 PM
- - Decepticon   QUOTE I hope they'll get a webcast going. I ...   May 1 2012, 10:21 PM
- - stewjack   According to Wikipedia planned landing is the even...   May 1 2012, 10:46 PM
- - volcanopele   My current plan is to be at work, to see if I can ...   May 2 2012, 03:20 AM
- - mhoward   Planetfest sounds good.   May 2 2012, 03:28 AM
- - elakdawalla   The Society will be having a Planetfest in Pasaden...   May 2 2012, 03:30 AM
|- - cbcnasa   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ May 1 2012, 11:30 PM...   May 4 2012, 06:09 PM
- - nprev   Hopefully the Pasadena Planetfest, provided that m...   May 2 2012, 05:06 AM
- - jamescanvin   The landing is very early on Monday morning in the...   May 2 2012, 07:28 AM
- - vikingmars   On our side in France, we, at Societe Astronomique...   May 2 2012, 09:21 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Do we know what the image release policy will be? ...   May 2 2012, 11:44 AM
- - elakdawalla   As far as I know, all images from all imaging inst...   May 2 2012, 03:05 PM
- - RoverDriver   I know what i will be doing: CODEvoid Agugust5...   May 2 2012, 03:10 PM
- - elakdawalla   Oh, that's dark, Paolo! (Welcome back, str...   May 2 2012, 04:55 PM
- - mhoward   Dark but very funny.   May 2 2012, 05:07 PM
|- - MahFL   I took the Monday off so I can stop up very late, ...   May 2 2012, 08:58 PM
- - Astro0   I've got the best gig of all! It's go...   May 2 2012, 10:31 PM
- - Astro0   This is a real treat from Matt Heverly, Mobility S...   May 3 2012, 05:21 AM
- - stevesliva   Might be unnerving if we saw bootprints.   May 3 2012, 05:42 AM
- - djellison   Note how soft the edge of the shadows are... a sym...   May 3 2012, 05:51 AM
- - JohnVV   ---edit---   May 3 2012, 06:03 AM
|- - jamescanvin   QUOTE (JohnVV @ May 3 2012, 07:03 AM) and...   May 3 2012, 07:22 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (JohnVV @ May 2 2012, 11:03 PM) and...   May 3 2012, 07:26 AM
- - brellis   I remain - uh, Curious - about the factor of atmos...   May 3 2012, 11:14 PM
|- - Drkskywxlt   QUOTE (brellis @ May 3 2012, 06:14 PM) I ...   May 3 2012, 11:35 PM
|- - MahFL   I was under the impression the only actively guide...   May 4 2012, 12:38 PM
|- - Drkskywxlt   QUOTE (MahFL @ May 4 2012, 08:38 AM) I wa...   May 4 2012, 03:02 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (MahFL @ May 4 2012, 05:38 AM) I wa...   May 4 2012, 04:26 PM
- - elakdawalla   I am doing my level best to remain entirely ignora...   May 5 2012, 12:05 AM
|- - vikingmars   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ May 5 2012, 02:05 AM...   May 5 2012, 01:55 PM
- - Lightning   QUOTE (vikingmars @ May 2 2012, 11:21 AM)...   Jun 3 2012, 09:43 PM
- - djellison   It'll be about 10:35pm Pacific.   Jun 4 2012, 12:39 AM
- - vikingmars   Finally we found our auditorium for our MSL/Curios...   Jun 5 2012, 10:13 AM


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