Late night open thread: Mars…Mars…MarsPosted: August 6, 2012
Okay, I stayed up last night to watch the Mars Rover Curiosity land. It was a wonderful experience.
So for tonight, here is just a bunch of links and pictures to past the time…There is this amazing photo, the first color image from Curiosity:
Okay, that is from George Takei’s Facebook page.
Here is another one:
Alright, here are some links you might find interesting:
In this video of the NASA control room during the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, I don’t see only one race or gender. I see human beings of various shades and cultures and both sexes, collaborating in a project far beyond the atmosphere of our home planet. (3:13 in is the explosion of delight). In fact, the control room reminded me a little of the 1966 deck of the Star Trek Enterprise, and I’m sure Gene Rodenberry would be jumping up and down for joy along with them.
Image credit: NASA
The above image, provided by NASA, shows the Mars Curiosity rover as it deployed its parachute for landing on the Martian surface. NASA engineers successfully guided the rover’s descent, with the Curiosity touching down around 1 a.m. eastern time early Monday morning.
And finally, the Home page for Curiosity, which is just packed with cool stuff.
So have a wonderful evening! This is an open thread…