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Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« on: February 18, 2021, 12:49:46 PM »
Game is on folks....

Perseverance lands on Mars this afternoon approx. 3:30pm US Eastern Standard Time

Pre-game show has started

Watch it here:

https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 12:51:48 PM by ArizonaTank »
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 01:57:02 PM »
Touch down!!!  :notworthy:
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 01:59:38 PM »
Touch down!!!  :notworthy:

 :bd: :bd:

Perseverance down safely!!!!!

First Image Received!!!
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 02:47:56 PM »
Cr@p...missed it.  Thats what I get for working on my taxes.   >:(
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 09:47:20 PM »
That requires Perseverance too.  :2funny:
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 08:26:03 AM »
Indeed.   ;D
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2021, 08:36:23 AM »
Watched the 6pm press conference yesterday and had flashbacks to working in the R&D industry.  First 15 minutes was all managers kissing each others ass and thanking everyone.  Finally real engineers and team leads got to talk about what had and will happen with project.  We had a process at work once where they asked us what our pet peeves were.  One of mine was managers who stop by to thank me for my hard work when they have absolutely no idea what I did.

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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 08:53:23 AM »
^Your last line there is my entire work existence.
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2021, 09:33:45 AM »
^Your last line there is my entire work existence.

Wait !  Is your work 'statistical factoring and data reconfiguration' ?




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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2021, 09:45:36 AM »
Yeah, my old boss would tell everybody how important to the work I was then quietly ask me, "What's your name again"?
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2021, 01:10:13 PM »
On my first job out of college, the boss came by and said I need to produce a report on which data bus we should use in the project (a government job).  I asked if the report's conclusion should be the data bus we were already buying parts for?  He said I should pick whichever one is best for the job.  Being no dummy, the report chose the bus we were already buying. 

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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2021, 01:28:45 PM »
A view of Mars to the rear of Perseverance as seen from a navigation camera



View of Perseverance rover dangling from its sky crane while hovering 2 meters above the surface of Mars



Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter also captured a stunning view of Perseverance from space. Its photo shows Perseverance hanging from its parachute, the largest ever built for another world, as it plunged through the Martian atmosphere.


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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2021, 01:59:30 PM »
Awesome shots! Nerdtastic!
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2021, 03:15:42 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.
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Re: Perseverance - Nerd Superbowl is On! Gametime 3:30 pm EST
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2021, 04:08:27 PM »
In that last photo, the little white circle is the location of the alien wreckage that they want to scavenge technology from.