This is so cool. We truly need something cool. 

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6 Responses to Mars

  1. Apparently there are a lot of bugs between here and there, the windshield is pretty dirty! 😛

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  2. Jim says:

    As a social scientist, (so obviously not this field), I so love the space stuff. I grew up as an addict of science fiction, including Ray Bradbury so anything Mars is wooonderful. I have to say, hurray for CA’s JPL for a consistent set of wins on space flight. Left coast really knows how to rock advanced science (I’m a right-coaster).

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      My whole youth was spent in training to be an astronaut, I wanted to be one SO badly. I read all the SF I could devour, along with tomes and volumes about our efforts to be at least SECOND in orbiting the Earth, and then conquering The Far Beyond.

      Then the Late 60s came along, and sex, drugs & rock-and-roll seemed a LOT more important, and NASA wasn’t hiring Hippies to be Astronauts, which has always befuddled me. I mean, we were already “Far-out,” man.

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  3. donnah says:

    I had heard about the dangerous landing potential before the event, so I was actually nervous while waiting for the landing to happen. I was relieved and happy when it landed without burning up or crashing.

    I’m a child of the sixties, so space exploration has always been in the background of my life. I’m glad that exploration and space travel still goes on. It gives us valuable data, but it also gives us hope.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that parachutes don’t really work all that well. So, NASA gambles on the “bounce-and-roll” method, which involves the spacecraft entering at supersonic speeds, and then bouncing a few times, before rolling to rest.
      And I have to admit I failed my first driving test at 16, while emulating the above-described entry method as a means of parallel-parking.

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  4. David H Lippman says:

    All these trips to Mars and they still haven’t met Marvin the Martian and his tennis shoes.


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