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Who's staying awake to watch NASA's coverage of the Curiosity landing?

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  1. Aug 5, 2012 #1
    Curiosity will hopefully land safely on Mars at 1:31am EDT, after "Seven Minutes of Terror" and NASA TV will be broadcasting a a show for this starting at 11pm EDT at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html

    I'm more excited and anxious about this than I have been for every Olympic games ever held during my life, combined. Anybody with me here?
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2012 #2

    George Jones

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    I will watch. 1:31 am EDT is 10:31 pm PDT, so it's not very late for me.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 #3

    dlgoff

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    I'll be watching here in Kansas.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 #4
    Over 30 thousand people watching a soundless shot of mission control on NASA's ustream. The show hasn't even started yet.

    I wonder what the viewer count will be in 2.5 hours.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2012 #5

    OmCheeto

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    I'm watching. :smile:
     
  7. Aug 6, 2012 #6

    fluidistic

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    2:09 am here. Watching.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2012 #7
    It just touched down! Amazing!
     
  9. Aug 6, 2012 #8
    Touchdown! Pictures being broadcast now!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2012 #9

    turbo

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    Very hot! Got to love it.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2012 #10
    Awesome.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2012 #11
    Cool. Couldn't watch live, but been following on Twitter and facebook.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2012 #12

    OmCheeto

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    It must have been the peanuts.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2012 #13

    George Jones

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    Wow! Very dramatic coverage.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2012 #14

    fluidistic

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    Glad they made it.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2012 #15
    First pic from Curiosity:
    https://p.twimg.com/Azl6LRUCMAAU1GK.jpg [Broken]

    Tweet

    A bigger version of the pic from a screen shot:
    https://fbcdn-photos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/432028_4457805920158_1063645978_n.jpg
     
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  17. Aug 6, 2012 #16

    OmCheeto

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    That was fast.

    First images within just 5 minutes.

    Curiostiy.lands.on.Mars.2012.08.05.2041pdt.first.images.jpg
     
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  18. Aug 6, 2012 #17

    jtbell

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    I hope Howard Wolowitz isn't involved with this. :smile:

    http://wiki.the-big-bang-theory.com/wiki/Lizard-Spock_Expansion [Broken]
     
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  19. Aug 6, 2012 #18

    WannabeNewton

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    ah man that was so awesome; looking forward to seeing more of those pictures
     
  20. Aug 6, 2012 #19
    Super cool, was at the Exploratorium webcast in San Francisco. What amazed me so much was that the friends I was there with (who don't give a hoot in hell for the rover and were just there to have fun) were just as awestruck as the scientists in the final couple of minutes before landing.
     
  21. Aug 6, 2012 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    It was superb! And I could almost hold my breath as long as the drama lasted. The landing should have been named "fast and furious"! Whewwwww!!!!
     
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