Guest speakers all day long until we get close to landing time. Live stream. There's a lot to learn from the discussions. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for a flawless landing!
Watch NASA's live coverage of Mars rover landing | Cutting Edge - CNET News
Eyes on the Solar System. Follow the simulation of the Curiosity landing in real-time as the landing itself occurs, and explore the solar system a little while you wait:
Eyes on the Solar System
Telescope: Orion SkyScanner (Table Top) Reflector, (100mm), Focal Length 400mm, f/4
EPs: Orion 10mm, 20mm
Filters: Meade Variable Polarizing Filter
Binos: Orion 10x50
Software: The SkyX First Light Edition
Five hours and counting.....very cool. I loaded NASA TV app on my iPad to watch. 1:31AM EST Monday.
I'll start to pick up on it soon! This is exciting
Thanks. This is cool. Now let's find out more about perchlorate deposits and the presence of water on the red planet and Schiaperelli's Canals (haha)
Mars Lander Finds Perchlorate On Mars : NPR
10-inch Zhumell, 90mm KOWA refractor, 10x50 bushnell binoculars
9x50mm RACI finder, 30mm and 9mm eyepieces
Mille stellas in meum sinum demandavi quasi grana pulvis
"A thousand stars in my pocket like grains of sand"
Sweet. Thanks for the link.
I see so many things going wrong with that landing. So much money and work gone into this, and it looks so, I dunno, fragile I guess. But I suppose they wouldn't have launched it if they weren't reasonably confident in the whole landing system/procedure... I hope.