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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 10:02am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
They had to be extremely confident going in. I understand all that could have gone wrong... but to promote the event so heavily, with "7 MINUTES OF TERROR!!" etc etc and really work at getting the largest audience possible... wouldn't most people, if they thought it was so risky, do it all on the QT and then when it works, go "Hey! Look what we did!"

 
Not to mention the couple billion dollars worth of labor, hardware & various other resources that went into the effort.  I'm pretty sure they were well ahead of 50/50 on launch day.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 10:00am

 Manbird wrote:
Holy shit. They did it. 
 
FAN-tastic!
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 8:05am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Also in the back of my mind: they're trying to keep their jobs

 
{#Yes} I thought that too.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 7:33am

 bokey wrote:

Slick production on the broadcast too.Kind of like a reality TV show.

 
Also in the back of my mind: they're trying to keep their jobs
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 7:30am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
They had to be extremely confident going in. I understand all that could have gone wrong. . . but to promote the event so heavily, with "7 MINUTES OF TERROR! ! " etc etc and really work at getting the largest audience possible. . . wouldn't most people, if they thought it was so risky, do it all on the QT and then when it works, go "Hey! Look what we did! "

 
Slick production on the broadcast too. Kind of like a reality TV show.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 7:02am

They had to be extremely confident going in. I understand all that could have gone wrong... but to promote the event so heavily, with "7 MINUTES OF TERROR!!" etc etc and really work at getting the largest audience possible... wouldn't most people, if they thought it was so risky, do it all on the QT and then when it works, go "Hey! Look what we did!"
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 6:40am

 Manbird wrote:
Holy shit. They did it. 

 
Exactly my reaction on hearing the news this morning.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 6:39am

Perhaps now that the space shuttle is history the author of the thread could be persuaded to revise the thread title.  Perhaps.
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 6:35am

 Beaker wrote:

Latest pic from Curiosity!

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 1:13am

 bokey wrote:
What does that have to do with the NASA people been proud and happy over an incredible job well done ? Nothing.
 
I guess you didn't watch the NASA people rubbing the world's nose in it. At least 4 other undisclosed countries took part in America's greatness. I mean, WTF? My point is... my pride for my country has been slipping away for some time and this bit of arrogance was a kind of last straw. I don't expect a people so full of themselves to have any clues about what I'm feeling. This nation is in serious decay. Now I know why Lao Tzu left his city and walked off into the wilderness. It's a logical reaction of one who both thinks and feels and cannot take it anymore.


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Posted: Aug 6, 2012 - 12:59am

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I just watched NASA people talking about how wonderful America is for landing an SUV-sized rover on Mars. To me it sounded very arrogant and pompous. I think I've lost respect for my country. After Bush and the Republican's childishness of the last few years. . . I just don't know if we are worth being proud of. I'm glad our ingenuity has prevailed, but as thinking beings, we have strayed a long way from wisdom; for pride is still a deadly sin against ourselves.

I'm sorry if this offends anyone.

 
What does that have to do with the NASA people being proud and happy over an incredible job well done ? Nothing.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 11:38pm

I just watched NASA people talking about how wonderful America is for landing an SUV-sized rover on Mars. To me it sounded very arrogant and pompous. I think I've lost respect for my country. After Bush and the Republican's childishness of the last few years... I just don't know if we are worth being proud of. I'm glad our ingenuity has prevailed, but as thinking beings, we have strayed a long way from wisdom; for pride is still a deadly sin against ourselves.

I'm sorry if this offends anyone.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 10:53pm

 bokey wrote:
Beats watching football.

 
Watching what?
 
 
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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 10:37pm

Beats watching football.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 10:35pm

Touchdown confirmed!  {#Jump}

Thumbnail image confirms landing.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 10:34pm

YEE HAW!


Manbird

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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 10:33pm

Holy shit. They did it. 


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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 10:30pm

 bokey wrote:

Nice!


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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 8:00pm

 Beaker wrote:

Should be fun to watch!
 

 
The real coverage doesn't start until 11:30.

 What would be cool would be to actually have a cam on once they expose the radar, maybe they do. Anyway, it takes a radio signal 14 minutes to get here, so it should be pretty tense for NASA waiting on word back. Dunno how long video would take to download. It's gonna be simple still photos and B/W stuff at first I think, then they eventually ramp it up to the real video equipment.


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Posted: Aug 5, 2012 - 5:44pm

 bokey wrote:
Landing starts in 8 hours at 1:31 AM EST

 
This was just shown on NASA. TV with some generic unknown announcer but it was the exact same script Shatner was using , word for word.
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