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  1. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    #1 -   Aug 6, 2012

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  2. DaveW

    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Sooo Nasa has worked out the diference between Metric and Imperial then.

    HUZZAH!!!

    Jokes aside I am totally stoked with this, gonna be some interesting stuff happening. :)
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    This landing was tough. The lander had to hover on rockets, drop the rover, then move away. And the lag time is too long for human intervention.
     
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  4. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Photos are rolling in...
     
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    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Yay! The prospects of this vehicle are incredible. I cannot wait to see what it sends back.
     
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    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    If it finds some evidence of life on another planet = :thumb:
    If it finds nothing except for lots of dirt and rocks = :thumbsdown:
     
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  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Who cares?

    It's cool to explore. Neil deGrasse Tyson said on his twitter on Saturday, in regards to the Curiosity, "The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams."

    Pushing the boundaries of what is possible is part of what inspires imagination. The simple fact that it's possible to attempt this, and that the elaborate landing mechanism worked, is pretty amazing. They shot off a rover that traveled 350 million miles and hit a landing patch of 48 square miles with a completely automated landing procedure. :monkey:
     
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  8. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    First I've heard of it
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    Lolz @ JohnE.

    I think it's pretty remarkable and I'll be very interested to see what we learn from it all. NASA, F*ck yea!
     
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  10. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    You are making me very angry! GO MARVIN!!!!!!!!
     
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    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    Nice work.
     
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    I've heard the feat they just accomplished is as if you "stood on top of the Empire State Building and shot a bullet aiming at the antenna on top of the Eiffel Tower and hit it".

     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Extremely impressive on the landing!! Super psyched to see what happens!
     
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    Westy the teste

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    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Awesome, the only way some 'Mericans can understand it is to use a gun analogy.
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Oh great. Now NASA is going to come into the shop and demand we fully disassemble curiosity and reassemble it to find some imaginary creak.... I wonder if they are going to call the boss if we find nothing wrong and hand them the rover tomorrow the instant we unlock the front door? Will curiosity fit inside a Mercedes GLK350?
     
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    a good friend of mine is fortunate enough to be involved with an imaging process known as retinex and enhanced some of the 1st images sent back.
     
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