Perseverance pays!

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  1. JOhnH

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    :) Really cool. Hope i live long enough to see humans walking on the red planet (or is that politically incorrect) Anyway, I'm stoked and hope I see it.
     
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    That approach looked complicated. USA!
     
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    Apparently I was misled about that little factoid by reading and believing some internet journalism. Let that be a lesson to me. :oops::redface:

    In my defense though, while the Russian probe did land, it wasn't exactly a successful mission as it failed almost immediately for unknown reasons. It could have been that the landing was too hard. But they did land and transmit for 14 seconds or so.
     
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    OK, OK, we landed all the successful ones. You happy?
     
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    Mars 3 successfully soft-landed in that it was capable of sending back data, but for less time than intended as stated in my quoted section. I’m not minimizing JPL’s accomplishments, but just saying we don’t need to state incorrect information to acknowledge them. Their accomplishments are large enough without having to inflate them via incorrect information (not implying that was the intention JohnH).
     
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    Any truth to the rumor that the Mars3 14-second transmission before failure was simply: "Oooooooowwwwwwwccccccchhhhhhhhh"?
     
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    Nope.

    ой or ай!

    (I think)
     
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    Here's the landing video:


     
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    That was pretty damn cool to watch after having seen it live last week b
     
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    Wow! You were there? How cool is that! I had to wait for the 18 minute delay.
     
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    Was not there, caught it on NASA TV. Didn’t know it was delayed.
     
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    We all knew that Mars has an atmosphere, albeit a thin one. But to see that camera view pointing up, witnessing the chute deploy in the Martian sky... It made it so real.
     
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    Standard sea level pressure on Earth is 29.92.

    Ground level pressure on Mars is about 0.18.
     
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    Which makes the small helicopter they brought along all the more amazing.
     
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    That is going to be cool!

    Here’s what the X-Plane developer said about Mars flights:

    https://www.x-plane.com/adventures/mars.html


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    Bottom line: All airplanes on Mars are AIRBORNE TITANICS: Ripping blissfully along, unaware of their impending doom due to their inability to TURN against their tremendous inertia.
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