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Internet Salutes Mars Rover Landing (26 pics)

Posted in Funny » Humor   7 Aug 2012   / 11718 views

As the Curiosity rover reached the surface of Mars, various reactions to this memorable event filled the Internet.


America reacted accordingly

And the Earth was way too overly attached

The first pictures were amazing

But not everyone was pleased

Everyone said

Curiosity said this

Which made Mars just a LITTLE uncomfortable

Oreo said this

And everyone who woke up too late this morning said this

Still, not everyone was impressed

And some thought the results were unfair

But hey, it was still better than NBC

And plus, let's remember NASA being a good guy

One more time

People figured out that one of the scientists at Mission Control was totally in "Independence Day"

And another scientist was totally in their dreams

All in all

Tags: funny, curiousity, mars, rover  

Comments (7):

Raccoon 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Whats so special about landing on mars?

I thought we did that like 4 times already....
Beautiful 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Time to reproduce. I want my grand kids to enjoy some nice tanning in Mars
Mr. Ree 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#4 - I really wish something like this would happen. It would shake up the entire world and be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!
Cavalary 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@Raccoon: Mars mission initial success rate just ended up at 40% (16/40) after this, so still a minority. And also it had been several years since we last put anything there, and the last 3 (I think) successes had been preceded by several embarrassing failures in a row.

However, what was actually special now was how it was done. So far, when humans put something on Mars, it was through a hard landing: Inflate a huge air cushion around the lander or rover, have it smash into the ground and bounce to a stop. But with Curiosity being WAY bigger than anything put there before, this was no longer possible... So they had it scan the ground during descent and aim itself at the right spot, slow itself down with the biggest parachute ever used, release itself from the carrier spacecraft, slow itself down further by firing rockets (eight of them, perfectly in unison), lower itself by cables from the rocket stage / skycrane when close to the ground, cut off the cables on touchdown and then send the rocket stage / skycrane away so it won't fall on it... And do all of this on its own, because it'd take 7 minutes from atmospheric entry to touchdown and the signal would take 14 minutes to get here, so a minimum of 28 minutes for 2-way communication which could send it any commands from the nearest human.

So THAT's what was so special about it :)
Limited 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
@Cavalary: Thx for the info
Second 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Oh and i was the guy who asked what's so special about landing on mars :)

rofl i suck at replying to messages

anyways thx
ALeach 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#5 Marvin The Martian