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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2021
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2021
     
    What race? Sojourner landed Pathfinder in 1997 and operated for a couple of months. Curiosity is still wandering around Mars.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanA college mate swore his friend dated a chick from Amazonia who glowed in the dark.
    So there's that.

    Fuck you, but I've heard of those people, too.
    They seem to receive messages from the anyworse.
    Very dark matter talks to them in tongues.
    And then they employ catchy phrases to maintain their martyrdom of silliness.

    "Wer heilt, hat recht"
    "Wissenschaft kann die Flugfähigkeit von Bienen und Hummeln nicht erklären"
    "Fische fühlen keinen Schmerz"
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    Watch the Perseverance landing tomorrow @ 4pm EST:

    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    That would be real time + a half hour or so?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    I don't think you will actually "see" it land. But, it's exciting to watch the controllers as the data comes in.
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    We'll probably have to witness that awful hugging again
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    Considering pandemic restrictions...likely just high fives.
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    I'm reminded of the joke about the old lady with the two monkeys and the taxidermist.
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    And then there were three. Today's the day.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    The joke doesn't work with three monkeys.
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    So what happened?
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    This

    What would you expect from a stuffed monkey, anyway?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021 edited
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI3gRQeg6V4

    Mars landing, live.

    At 5.3 km/sec, I could have my dogs walked before I got to the door.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    Amazing!!!
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021 edited
     
    Pasadena (LA county), so no hugs or handshakes, just fist-bumps.

    Don't get the blue LED thing, though. I find it irritating on my own gear.

    What's surprising is how few people are in mission control--compare with some of the 1960s missions. AI, I guess.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    RUD free!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: AsterixWhat's surprising is how few people are in mission control--compare with some of the 1960s missions. AI, I guess.


    Since the whole thing happened half an hour ten minutes previously they're just there as decoration.

    ETA I did the math.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2021
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2021
     
    Posted By: AngusSince the whole thing happened[strike]half an hour[/strike]ten minutes previously they're just there as decoration.

    ETA I did the math.


    I was about to call you out on the half-hour thing. Mars is what, 128M files as the crow flies currently? So 128000/186 = 688 seconds or about 10+ minutes.

    Well, if AI keeps advancing, Mission Control may someday consist of one human to push the "lanuch" button.