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Martyo does the Curiousity Mars Landing at Tidbinbilla

By johnboy 6 August 2012 27

the big dish

Today NASA accomplished the most complicated thing humanity has done since the moon landings by putting a 1 tonne laser wielding nuclear tank onto the surface of Mars via a hypersonic parachute and a rocket powered sky crane.

The boys and girls out at Tidbinbilla were in the hot seat for the landing and the immensely talented MartyO was in attendance to record it.

packed crowd

three ways

it's been raining lately

happy ambo

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LSWCHP 9:44 pm 07 Aug 12

poetix said :

farnarkler said :

How mucha did it cost and how much better would it have been if the US had put that money into, say, public hospitals. While those at NASA and Tidbinbilla are breaking out the champagne, the uninsured residents of Detroit do without a public hospital. Disgusting.

I disagree. What price do you put on wonder?

Wars cost far more. Cut back on them.

You got that right.

LSWCHP 9:40 pm 07 Aug 12

Sandman said :

How do they get 40mbps on Mars, yet I’m less than a km from Transact offices and can only manage 15?

Don’t expect much sympathy from the poor schmucks of Giralang, who get 1.5 mbps if we’re lucky.

Sandman 9:29 pm 07 Aug 12

How do they get 40mbps on Mars, yet I’m less than a km from Transact offices and can only manage 15?

poetix 8:42 pm 07 Aug 12

And if I can be forgiven one more comment (anyone would think I’m a geek) here’s a link to Ray Bradbury reading his poem about space exploration, just before a launch to orbit Mars back in 1971.The poem starts after 2 minutes or so (ok, I don’t work for NASA):

poetix 8:27 pm 07 Aug 12

Swaggie said :

So MartyO was one of the innumberable dickheads walking around yesterday with a Video Camera or Hi End DSLR (usually with huge phallic symbol lens attached) yesterday? I lost count of how many Media wannabees I saw and the constant on/off on/off floodlighting fom tungsten and LED arrays was a pain in the ass. The news crews I can understand but all the other media wannabees with their constant walking around and jockeying for position looked faintly ridiculous and took the edge of what was very enjoyable afternoon.- Full credit to Glen Nagle and his team for a job well done.

I am glad that Martyo was there to bring us some interesting images. I particularly like the one of the puddle with the reflection of the big dish which is bringing in images of another planet. Thanks M!

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