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Space and Beyond Thread
« on: July 23, 2012, 11:23:50 am »
Time-Lapse of Earth at Night

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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 04:02:46 am »
Saw that the other day... Too cool.

Did you know the space lab goes around the earth every 90 minutes?
The guys are having difficulties sleeping with seeing a sunrise way too much. They are working on some LED lighting concepts

Good thread. I loves me some space
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 07:50:33 am »
Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4boyXQuUIw

I'm pretty sure that Mac posted this elsewhere. Anyway, this is going down on Sunday Night/Monday Morning. Arnold Schwarzenegger would be jealous.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 09:37:36 am »
I thought I posted the little bit about how they were going to drop the rover.

But that animation was cool. Thanks.

Gawd, I hope we get back into the space business. Government or not. Let's do some technology and explore.
Wouldn't hurt us to explore more of the seas too folks.
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 10:14:10 am »
Wouldn't hurt us to explore more of the seas too folks.

James Cameron's got your back, dude.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 09:48:14 am »
Whew!!!!

NASA's Curiosity rover scores touchdown on Mars


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fter eight years of planning and eight months of interplanetary travel, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory pulled off a touchdown of Super Bowl proportions, all by itself. It even sent pictures from the goal line.

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 09:54:39 am »
I'm still expecting the Rover to find this......

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And these.....

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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 09:58:03 am »
Whoa!!!!!
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 10:00:40 am »
So, I take it that the Rover is only equipped to take still photos? No video? I would think that if they can get all the way to Mars that NASA would be able to have a video camera of some sort.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 04:39:11 pm »
Curiosity's Eyes
The MastCam is Curiosity's workhorse imaging tool. It will capture high-resolution color pictures and video of the Martian landscape, which scientists will study and laypeople will gawk at.

MastCam consists of two camera systems mounted on a mast that rises above Curiosity's main body, so the instrument will have a good view of the Red Planet environment as the rover chugs through it. MastCam images will also help the mission team drive and operate Curiosity

A Sleuth on Mars
MAHLI will function much like a high-powered magnifying glass, allowing Earthbound scientists to get up-close looks at Martian rocks and soil. The instrument will take color pictures of features as tiny as 12.5 microns smaller than the width of a human hair.

MAHLI sits on the end of Curiosity's five-jointed, 7-foot (2.1-meter) robotic arm, which is itself a marvel of engineering. So mission scientists will be able to point their high-tech hand lens pretty much wherever they want.

The View From Above
MARDI, a small camera located on Curiosity's main body, will record video of the rover's descent to the Martian surface (which will be accomplished with the help of a hovering, rocket-powered sky crane). [Video: Curiosity's Peculiar Landing]

MARDI will click on a mile or two above the ground, as soon as Curiosity jettisons its heat shield. The instrument will then take video at five frames per second until the rover touches down. The footage will help the MSL team plan Curiosity's Red Planet rovings, and it should also provide information about the geological context of the landing site, the 100-mile-wide (160-km)
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 04:41:53 pm »
Very nice.

So, when are they gonna start uploading images and video directly to Penny Can? Screw the rest of the Universe! Penny Can's got dibs on this stuff!
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 06:50:59 pm »
Well since we're waiting for the bikini shot, it might be awhile for the direct feed
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2012, 12:28:11 am »
Mars Rover Curiosity: Proof Government Can Work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8uT8JO0bs
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 02:39:42 pm »
Will.i.am's mission to Mars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhd-76302GU

I get that it's awesome to get your music played on another planet, but this is a big fail on the part of NASA. They should be playing the greatest Rock band of all time on Mars: The Beatles. Nuff said.
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