MARS PERSEVERANCE ROVER LANDING TODAY

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  1. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Touchdown around 8.30 pm UK time
    Hope all goes well.
    Below is a NASA simulation of the landing.

    It actually deliberately accelerates to twelve thousand miles an hour before hitting the atmosphere, in order to create the necessary drag/lift ratio seven minutes before touchdown, and finally lands by deploying a sky-crane that flies away afterwards. Astounding engineering! What clever people we are.

    But so much can go wrong.

    https://eyes.nasa.gov/apps/mars2020/#/home
     
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    Touchdown confirmed! AMAZING !!
     
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    Absolutely spectacular! Ya know, sometimes I may not like everything science says or does, but this......this is celebratory! How stinkin cool!
     

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