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MSL Curiosity Lands Safely in Gale Crater, Landing and Commissioning Activity Period 1A, sols 0-8
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:38 AM
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We are DOWN, ladies and gentlemen...we are down!!!!

This is the place to talk about it.

Congratulations to the MSL team!!!!!!!!


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post Aug 6 2012, 05:42 AM
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Based on a single 256-pixel hazcam, I can see that we have very few rocks around here. More like scattered gravel and stones. This looks more like what I expected Gusev to look like, more like an ancient lakebed.

Of course, any serious analysis will wait for better images.

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post Aug 6 2012, 05:45 AM
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No dunes, like Emily said.
Easy driving ahead!
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:46 AM
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Quick grab

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post Aug 6 2012, 05:49 AM
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Fantastic success to land the rover safely! Fantastic images! Congratulations to the MSL Team and everyone involved! I now hope everything will proceed as planned and that Curiosity is healthy.
Did you guys notice how dusty the cameras lenses have become through the landing?

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post Aug 6 2012, 05:49 AM
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So folks. What do ya think???

-Rob

PS my heart is still racing and I think my throat is broken.
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:51 AM
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Not too shabby! Should be good for a hundred pages in my new book...

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post Aug 6 2012, 05:51 AM
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SIX MORE WHEELS ON THE GROUND!!!!

WOW!!!!!! What a night!!!!

What a team!!!!!!

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post Aug 6 2012, 05:51 AM
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I'm drenched... utterly drenched; how about the rest of you?
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:52 AM
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QUOTE (MarsEngineer @ Aug 6 2012, 07:49 AM) *
So folks. What do ya think???

-Rob

PS my heart is still racing and I think my throat is broken.


Amazing. Truly amazing. Congratulations, and I am looking forward to the next decade or so.
Didn't breathe for a few minutes in there.
Best wishes for the work that is to come!
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:52 AM
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It all happened so quickly, parachute, then almost immediately, touch down, awesome. And as for the pics, double awesome !
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:53 AM
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When can we expect the images to get posted the way the MER rovers pics are filed as they arrived, ready for public perusal?
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:54 AM
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Awesome!

Awesome!
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post Aug 6 2012, 05:54 AM
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I think you guys are steely-eyed missilemen, and you ain't gotta pay for your beer when I'm around!!! smile.gif

Brilliant, Rob. Congratulations to you & your team seems inadequate; thank you on behalf of humanity.


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post Aug 6 2012, 05:55 AM
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we think AMAZING Rob !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations !!


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