Save the date: August 5, 2012
1 ton vehicle
7 minutes of terror
about 38% of missions don’t even make it.
Richard Rainen JPL Engineer
National Pride! Expect some amazing pictures
Mt Sharp, The Gale Crater
The first image trans
mitted from the Mars rover Curiosity. Amazing to think of what we can expect to see in the coming weeks!! WOW! Congratulations to all the teams that have worked so hard for so many years to make this happen. On top of the 2.5 billion dollars in tax payer money used to support these programs. Raw pictures can be seen here:
Join us for an exciting night as NASA’s JPL will attempt to land the new car-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, in Gale Crater, on a landing system that’s never been used before. Doors open at 9:30PM with an expected landing time of 10:18PM and confirmation of landing at 10:32PM. Outside telescopes will be set up for viewing while inside a live feed from NASA/JPL will be on our 15ft media wall. Admission is $5.