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NASA rover lands on Mars

Original post made on Aug 6, 2012

The rover Curiosity landed on Mars Sunday night shortly before 10:30 p.m., according to NASA officials. Its two-year mission is unique because parts of the multi-billion dollar mission will be live streamed through NASA's website.

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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

This is an incredible achievement, everyone should be extremely proud to be part of a civilization that can do this kind of exploration. It is very very very hard to do what they made look easy last night. Don't forget that one of two rovers launched in 2003 is still exporing Mars, and Curiosity could be exploring for Decades. If you have or know children I encourage you to go to the NASA website and watch the landing video with them. I watched it live on NASA TV and it was so fast and exciting I nearly fainted sitting down.

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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm


The Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument on Curiosity was developed over decades bay David Blake at NASA Ames. Instruments using the same technology have been used to detect counterfeit drugs.

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Posted by Teresa
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

This is funny. A correction to an earlier post is itself in need of correction.


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