NASA rover Curiosity closing in on Mars

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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.

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Aug 4, 2012
 
The next giant leap into the history of humanity.
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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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The best minds are working on it, the kids will see what can be done.
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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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Aug 5, 2012
 
(laughter), I don't know what GTA is. They need another planet.
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RayOne wrote:
(laughter), I don't know what GTA is. They need another planet.
Grand Theft Auto

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

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