Curiosity lands tonight on Mars!

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Curiosity lands tonight on Mars!

Sammi Sammi
I had forgotten about this until earlier today - Curiosity will be landing on Mars tonight/tomorrow, depending where you're at, at around 10:30 PST. Do you plan to watch the landing?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes! On TV
Yes! Online
9
No, but I'm following the rover on Twitter
2
No, not really interested
15
We're landing on Mars???
8
Total votes: 34 (34 voters)
Poll is closed
08/05/2012
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I want to watch, but it's happening after midnight local time. The chances of my making it are 50/50, probably less since I just had a glass of wine.
08/05/2012
xcapricax xcapricax
I had no clue lol
08/05/2012
laflauta laflauta
I had no idea either. Thanks for letting us know about this!
08/05/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
I didnt know about this either.
08/05/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
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Originally posted by Sammi
I had forgotten about this until earlier today - Curiosity will be landing on Mars tonight/tomorrow, depending where you're at, at around 10:30 PST. Do you plan to watch the landing?
Grr, I voted "No, but I'm following the rover on Twitter", but honestly I will probably just read the news later.
08/05/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I may check it out later on the net...
08/05/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I am sooooo excited about this. Please find some effing aliens...??????
08/05/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I may check it out later on the net...
Same here... ^^
08/05/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
link

I saw this a few days ago and I got really excited. If I can stay awake I'll watch it.
08/05/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I had forgotten about this until earlier today - Curiosity will be landing on Mars tonight/tomorrow, depending where you're at, at around 10:30 PST. Do you plan to watch the landing?
Oooh coool!!!!! I have time to check it out!
08/06/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Sweet sweet net streams
08/06/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I had forgotten about this until earlier today - Curiosity will be landing on Mars tonight/tomorrow, depending where you're at, at around 10:30 PST. Do you plan to watch the landing?
I should be ashamed of myself. I haven't even heard about it! I guess not watching TV or listening to the radio or being on FB in a month has really gotten to me. Lol. At least I know now.
08/06/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I also hadn't heard about it (I tend to kind of live under a rock, I keep having to re-remember it's an election year) but it's exciting! I'll have to read about it in the morning, though.
08/06/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
I'm not interested to be perfectly honest.
08/06/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I dont care
08/06/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
More billions of our tax dollars wasted. After dozens of probes nothing has been found - and nothing will be. There is no way to effectively protect astronauts from blasts of solar radiation from a massive solar flare or coronal mass ejection. Are we ready for fried astronauts?
08/06/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
millions of tax dollars wasted
08/06/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Fried astronauts? It's already happened — Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia

Why keep going? Security… Economics… but I think it's mostly because as a people we are curious and we like a challenge. What's out there? We want to know.

This commentary is a few years old, but the writer eloquently expresses a viewpoint I agree with.

AskMen offers a more bullet-like list of reasons why.

@Sammi
I watched it in bed on a tablet during the wee hours of the night.
08/07/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
I forgot it was on tv but I'm not overly interested in it, I'll look at some of the news about it at a latter date.
08/07/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I had forgotten about this until earlier today - Curiosity will be landing on Mars tonight/tomorrow, depending where you're at, at around 10:30 PST. Do you plan to watch the landing?
I watched the live stream! It was so exciting for me!
08/07/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I watched the live stream! I'm a huge space nerd.
08/07/2012
married with children married with children
did not watch it, I read about it the next day.
08/07/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
More billions of our tax dollars wasted. After dozens of probes nothing has been found - and nothing will be. There is no way to effectively protect astronauts from blasts of solar radiation from a massive solar flare or coronal mass ejection. Are we ...
The cost of Curiosity was $2.5billion, while NASA's overall budget is $18billion. That sounds like a lot, but, as I've previously stated on another thread, that amounts to 0.5% of the US Federal budget. Billions have been wasted - but in other areas, not the space program. link
08/08/2012
woodsdragon woodsdragon
I had so much other stuff going on that finding time to sit in front of the tv just didn't happen. I am sure it was really neat to see though!
08/08/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I love space exploration, but I missed seeing any footage of this. I'll need to look it up online.
08/08/2012
amazon amazon
It seemed silly to me to watch intently... watching nothing. We wouldn't have anything to see for a while after it landed. Voila! Next day, photos, and a 40 second video. Works for me.
08/09/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by amazon
It seemed silly to me to watch intently... watching nothing. We wouldn't have anything to see for a while after it landed. Voila! Next day, photos, and a 40 second video. Works for me.
Agreed. It's mainly a way of feeling socially included. Knowing that there are thousands of other people concentrating on this one thing, at this one time, can increase social bonds.
08/10/2012
jokerzwild jokerzwild
agreed, its an event, shared with others ...watching highlights the next day is like arguing against going to concerts when you can listen to the radio or eating out when you have food in the fringe.
08/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Sammi
I had forgotten about this until earlier today - Curiosity will be landing on Mars tonight/tomorrow, depending where you're at, at around 10:30 PST. Do you plan to watch the landing?
Very few things that show the POSITIVE capability and AMAZING reach of humans, when we have a GOAL, and when we AIM to do big things. GO NASA. The gifts you have given us all...from our TEFLON PANS, to our GPS, to the ability to watch a TV show from Europe (the Olympics) as it happens or to be able to call grandma in Australia on a cell phone the size of a pack of playing cards, or to simply SAVE LIVES because we can SEE when a storm is coming......What a BANG for the buck we have gotten from NASA unlike ANYTHING ever done by humans!!!!!!!!!!!
08/12/2012
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