Curiosity Just Days Away From Mars

I hope it works, but given the complexity of the program, the lack of testing, and NASA's so so record, I would not bet my own money on it.

Posted by Fat Man at August 3, 2012 7:57 AM

What about all the Venusians that we are ignoring?

Posted by Mike at August 3, 2012 9:18 AM

It's a scarily complex landing.

I really hope it lands ok. I'll be waiting with my fingers crossed.

Posted by pdwalker at August 3, 2012 10:13 AM

The findings from the rover are already confirmed by James Hansen.
Mars is an empty frozen desert because of Martianogenic global warming caused by excessive use of fossil fuels in the developed sections of the planet. Unfortunately, the innocent, conscientious, peaceful, Mars loving indigenous population was also destroyed by the greed of the more technologically developed Martians. Mars is our future unless we stop fossil fuel madness.


Posted by jwm at August 3, 2012 1:25 PM

"Mars is our future unless we stop fossil fuel madness"

I totally agree. I think we all should have our own plutonium-238 fueled electrical generator and for those slightly more environmentally friendly types we could build maybe one or two Comanche Peak's for those in the state that want to go that way. Everybody wins. Oh, wait. That's not the goal these days is it?

Posted by I-RIGHT-I at August 3, 2012 3:54 PM

NPR spot on Mars landing this morning was absolutely content-free, and used the "Seven minute of Terror" drivel too. Gaaack!!

Posted by Sherlock at August 4, 2012 9:07 AM

Aha! Just as I suspected, and now know to be true. Same as the Moon landing, staged in some squalid little studio back lot.

Can see it in the picture, almost see the guide wires like we did on Flash Gordon. I did have a crush on Princess Aura.

And you thought the Truman Show was fiction?

Posted by chasmatic at August 4, 2012 11:58 AM

Who let Alec Baldwin play with the toys?

Posted by director at August 6, 2012 9:02 PM