Perseverance arrives at Mars tomorrow.

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Perseverance arrives at Mars tomorrow.

https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/ ... 20-mission

Awesome lander video!

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Thanks very much for the link, Graeme!

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Watch online coverage here at 11:15 am PST (UTC - 8)

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline ... ch-online/
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The whole mission is brilliant! The helicopter part of the mission is a first.

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It's being broadcasted here by a cable channel called Newsy, never heard of it, but we have it in our cable lineup :)
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A clean feed from mission control, with less PR stuff....

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My daughter, wife and I watched Curiosity land back in 2012. My daughter was just over 5 years old. Now? Her and I are sitting here with a beer each checking this out; Mum's still at work :(

Please make it...!!!

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Parachute open!

12km to go!
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It lands!!!!
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Yayyyy, it did it!!!!!!
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Brilliant!!!
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Do we all have no life; I can imagine us all sitting around watching this... :lol:
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Woohoo! Congrats to Perseverance on the successful landing!
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Thefatkitty wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:58 pm Do we all have no life; I can imagine us all sitting around watching this... :lol:
Bunch of Nerds! :D 😆
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Thefatkitty wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:58 pm Do we all have no life; I can imagine us all sitting around watching this... :lol:
I did just that... :D Congratulations to all that worked and will continue to work on this project!

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Great achievement for NASA. I watched til the end of the broadcast. The rotocopter is a test of the technology to be assessed for future missions. One of the problems is that the atmosphere is 1% as dense as earth's so the rotors have to operate at 3,000-5,000 RPMs to achieve liftoff. But it will be great to see the technology horizon advance.
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helicon wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:56 pm Great achievement for NASA. I watched til the end of the broadcast. The rotocopter is a test of the technology to be assessed for future missions. One of the problems is that the atmosphere is 1% as dense as earth's so the rotors have to operate at 3,000-5,000 RPMs to achieve liftoff. But it will be great to see the technology horizon advance.

Couldn't agree with you more, Michael. Too bad the rotocopter doesn't have a ground-facing camera, but I could see how that would be an issue with everything involved to make that work. Hopefully the rover can take a picture of it flying!

One thing I'm really looking forward to (again, if it works) is hearing from its two microphones the sounds from another planet. What exactly does a Martian dust devil or even just wind sound like? Probably no crickets at night though :lol:

Still, we've literally seen, touched, tasted and smelled Mars from a rover/orbiter point of view, so let our fifth sense get some lovin' too!

Again, hope it all works :D

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Managed to listen to the audio while typing up a report at work. Great job NASA!
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We watched the landing just a few minutes after 9pm GMT yesterday whilst watching Julia Chatterley's Business program on CNN.

She mentioned she had 'goosebumps' as the landing took place - we both joined her in that.

A perfect landing :D
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