Sunday, May 25, 2008

MSL, July 2010

What's up next on Mars? The Mars Science Laboratory, a 2000 lb rover that launches in (appx) Sept 2009 and lands on Mars on July 10, 2010.

You know, watching all these guys and women standing around NASA HQ congratulating themselves now and having fun.... it's clear they couldn't have been doing much before the probe landed. Clearly it was essentially all completely automated, and they were just sitting around monitoring.... even more impressive.

First time in 32 years we have landed on Mars via a propulsive system, since the Viking system....

We now have 3 systems on Mars all operating at the same time....

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