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    Your front-row seat to my Mars landing is here. Watch how we did it.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/NASAPerse...29492138254340

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    There's 4k footage of the video above ^^^ on NASA's Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czj...ature=emb_logo

    It is seriously impressive stuff! Although it was a little disappointing that there is no sound from the descent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    NASA has successfully landed the Perseverance lander on Mars.

    Fantastic achievement!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56119931
    I just watched the video feed and frankly, it's amazing. Getting "live" video from the descending craft, and then the dual video of the sky crane - amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pann View Post
    There's 4k footage of the video above ^^^ on NASA's Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czj...ature=emb_logo

    It is seriously impressive stuff! Although it was a little disappointing that there is no sound from the descent.


    Just reposting so I don’t have to click through.

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    Here's a panorama:

    "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance." Paradox of tolerance

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    That is just so great to see that and to hear the relief and joy in the voice once it's successful. Beautiful.

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    That panorama is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    That helicopter drone is brilliant. Can't wait to see footage from it.
    Since the footage released, I watched it like 5-6 times.

    It's an incredible feat of engineering every step of the way, from the launch several months ago, to last week's landing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerShandalay View Post
    That is just so great to see that and to hear the relief and joy in the voice once it's successful. Beautiful.
    There was one guy during the live stream. Forget his position in JPL but he was pretty high up there. He was so clearly nervous the entire time. You could hear it in his voice. And it's perfectly understandable, this was a mission that could go wrong an infinite number of ways and there'd be nothing we could do on our end. I can't imagine how it felt to be one of the JPL engineers in that room on that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Since the footage released, I watched it like 5-6 times.

    It's an incredible feat of engineering every step of the way, from the launch several months ago, to last week's landing.
    Agreed. And I read but didn't immediately fully comprehend that Perseverance's landing footage was the first video of humans landing something on another planet. Just amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Jensen View Post
    Since the footage released, I watched it like 5-6 times.

    It's an incredible feat of engineering every step of the way, from the launch several months ago, to last week's landing.

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    There was one guy during the live stream. Forget his position in JPL but he was pretty high up there. He was so clearly nervous the entire time. You could hear it in his voice. And it's perfectly understandable, this was a mission that could go wrong an infinite number of ways and there'd be nothing we could do on our end. I can't imagine how it felt to be one of the JPL engineers in that room on that day.
    Honestly, I already knew that it had worked while I was watching the footage, but I still felt nervous. I think had I been one of the guys waiting if all of their years of work were going to crash, I'd simply have suffered a heartattack. But NASA haven given mankind another giant leap and it may sound cheesy, but for me it's kind of a wonderful thing to know that even though down here on Earth we are going through some tough times.

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    This is a few days old, but I don't think it has been posted here yet - recorded sound from Mars.

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...ng-first-audio

    Only what sounds like a light breeze, but it's still quite something when you consider that it's sound from another planet.
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    How is wind supposed to sound if not windy?..

    So, is there something special about robot #1488931 visiting mars? News seems awful quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    This is a few days old, but I don't think it has been posted here yet - recorded sound from Mars.

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...ng-first-audio

    Only what sounds like a light breeze, but it's still quite something when you consider that it's sound from another planet.
    Forking amazing. That Beast is going to do some awesome work.

    They are spooling up the drone this month right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihavewaffles View Post
    How is wind supposed to sound if not windy?..

    So, is there something special about robot #1488931 visiting mars? News seems awful quiet.
    I believe it's main mission is to test soil samples for traces of ancient life. It's far bigger (like a mini-car) than any of the previous rovers and comes equipped with a lot more equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Forking amazing. That Beast is going to do some awesome work.

    They are spooling up the drone this month right?
    I think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    I believe it's main mission is to test soil samples for traces of ancient life. It's far bigger (like a mini-car) than any of the previous rovers and comes equipped with a lot more equipment.
    Don't feed him....

    The mission is huge, along with what you pointed out, they are also sending out the first flying drone on Mars, which will cover a great deal more terrain. Perseverance is also prepping the next mission, to bring Mars rocks back to Earth, which may or may not be a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Forking amazing. That Beast is going to do some awesome work.

    They are spooling up the drone this month right?
    That's the plan. Once they deploy it to the surface it's got something like a 30-day mission of various test flights and whatnot. Fingers crossed it doesn't crap out before it can take off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    I believe it's main mission is to test soil samples for traces of ancient life. It's far bigger (like a mini-car) than any of the previous rovers and comes equipped with a lot more equipment.
    That gives me an image of Mr.Bean driving his mini on Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    That's the plan. Once they deploy it to the surface it's got something like a 30-day mission of various test flights and whatnot. Fingers crossed it doesn't crap out before it can take off.
    Seems like that short of a life-span is mostly going to be proof-of-concept type stuff. I'm sure NASA will double dip and do scientific missions at the same time. I can't wait to see what Ingenuity 2.0 is going to look like. Not criticizing at all here, in case it seems otherwise.

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    Damn, we know more about Mars, thanks to these missions, then we know about the deeps of our oceans.

    Its still gorgeous to see these rovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuor View Post
    Damn, we know more about Mars, thanks to these missions, then we know about the deeps of our oceans.

    Its still gorgeous to see these rovers.
    That is interesting. And we've been able to get humans to the deepest parts of our oceans for decades now (I was surprised to learn).

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