Mars InSight Landing Live

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    NASA is going to show the InSight Lander live starting at 2pm Eastern Today, Nov 26th. It's expected to land at 3pm eastern.

    https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
     
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    Live now! Approx 1 hour to landing.
     
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    So that was you I saw at the local showing of RHPS. Never knew how well your rocked fishnet stockings and a corset.
     
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    the dude she's talking to is named Dr. Bruce Banner. hope she doesn't make him mad.
     
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    Chuckles. The rocket scientist just described the turn for atmospheric entry as needing to be “dead nuts on”.

    Really? Never would’ve guessed it.
     
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    Hopefully they learned from their September 1999 Mars Climate Orbiter imperial versus metric debacle.
     
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    Elon should've sent a Cirrus to Mars... just pull the 'chute.

    IBTL
     
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    Any Martians in the area please advise ...
     
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    Spoiler alert. Touchdown confirmed.
     
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    Eight light-minutes away. Old news already.
     
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    Absolutely thrilled to see that the landing was successful. Awesome job by a bunch of very smart people. I couldn't be more happy for them.

    This is the part where I second-guess every decision I made as a teenager and young adult that resulted in me NOT working at NASA.... sigh.
     
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    If you're interested, the Apollo 11 source code was published to github a few years ago with some fascinating "comments" embedded in the code. About 150,000 lines of assembly.

    Insight: 2.5 million lines of C code on a radiation-hardened version of the PowerPC. In other words, it's a Mac running a real-time OS!
     
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    Unfortunately they have to download all the data through iTunes.

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    I've recently heard that they time delay the transmissions from these Mars missions. The do this in case any aliens show up in the picture, they can edit it out. Same way the networks did after the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction.
     
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    Early pictures starting to come through:

    mera_hills.jpg
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    This is a bit more realistic than that lawn chair image.

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    Is that Michael Moore?