NASA rover Curiosity closing in on Mars

The NASA rover Curiosity is closing in fast and is now less than 3 million miles from Mars - close enough that Mars' gravity is beginning to pull on the spacecraft and increase its speed, officials said Saturday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La CaA ada Flintridge. Full Story

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#1 Aug 4, 2012
The next giant leap into the history of humanity.
Corvus

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#2 Aug 4, 2012
RayOne wrote:
The next giant leap into the history of humanity.
I watched portions of NASA's "7 Minutes of Terror" and I wouldn't bet more than $2 this will land safely. I have visions of it upside-down, thrusters blasting full throttle, plowing into Mars. If there was more of an atmosphere it would also be on fire.

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#3 Aug 5, 2012
The best minds are working on it, the kids will see what can be done.
Corvus

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#4 Aug 5, 2012
RayOne wrote:
The best minds are working on it, the kids will see what can be done.
Aren't these the kids who grew up playing GTA? LOOK OUT, MARS!!

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#5 Aug 5, 2012
(laughter), I don't know what GTA is. They need another planet.
Corvus

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#6 Aug 5, 2012
RayOne wrote:
(laughter), I don't know what GTA is. They need another planet.
Grand Theft Auto

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#7 Aug 5, 2012
Oh!
This is a Hollywood opportunity, Mel Gibson was started this way.

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