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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2021, 04:27:24 PM »
Frickin incredible.  Finally a plus for 2021.   O0

Suddenly feeling an urge to run off and fire up Kerbal Space Program to try (:2funny:) to duplicate a skycrane rover mission.

+1  I vote we officially started 2021 yesterday.
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2021, 05:22:30 PM »
It's pretty amazing, can't wait for the high def video and pictures on Monday.
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2021, 06:03:04 PM »
I think I can see the face of Jar Jar Binks in the rock formations in front of the Rover. It-sa NOT pretty.  ;D  Seriously, great time to be alive and watching. Imagine what the old Explorers/Astronauts would think of what we've done.
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2021, 09:01:00 AM »
"Ingenuity" the drone helicopter is the part I am most stoked about.  Ingenuity has checked in as 'good to go'.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-first-status-update/
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2021, 10:43:11 AM »
I can’t remember which astronaut I saw on the news but he was also nerdgasming at the drone helicopter a few days ago.

LOL at the pic above, SDR. Epic!
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Ingenuity (Mars helicopter) deployed to surface
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2021, 12:39:15 PM »
"Ingenuity" the drone helicopter is the part I am most stoked about.  Ingenuity has checked in as 'good to go'.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-first-status-update/

I'm also very interested in Ingenuity.  It has been deployed to the Mars surface and has made it through it's first Martian night.



First flight will be no earlier than April 11.   :bd:

https://www.cnet.com/news/see-the-first-mars-color-photo-snapped-by-nasas-ingenuity-helicopter/

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/05/world/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-nasa-rotorcraft-scn-trnd/index.html
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2021, 01:34:19 PM »
Wow, -130 degrees F during the Martian night!
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Re: Mars helicopter - 1st flight postponed again
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2021, 07:48:49 AM »
1st flight postponed again, due to a software glitch.

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Now, the Ingenuity team has said a solution to the problem has been found, but it means they have to reinstall the little helicopter's flight software.

This means the test flight date must be pushed back again by an unknown number of days. NASA is aiming to set a new date next week.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nasas-mars-ingenuity-helicopter-first-flight-postponed-indefinitely/ar-BB1fBznA
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2021, 09:16:49 AM »
Glitch. Yeah. Right. They don't have the balls to admit that they cannot get flight plan approval from Mars Air Control for an unlicensed, rickety foreign drone.
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2021, 10:47:32 AM »
Looks like Perseverance and Ingenuity may get has some company in a few daysChina Mars Rover to Land Between Saturday and Wednesday  China now says Mars Rover has Landed
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