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NASA's Perseverance Rover due to land on Mars tonight

edited February 18 in Not Sports Related
Currently travelling at a mind boggling 47,463mph, Perseverance is due to land on Mars just in time for the 9 O'clock News.  https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
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  • Doh fuck!
  • Stig said:
    Currently travelling at a mind boggling 47,463mph, Perseverance is due to land on Mars just in time for the 9 O'clock News.  https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
    Is Huw Edwards on board ?
  • They aimed for Mars and hit the Moon!
    Bit like me and the toilet bowl.

    Love this stuff.
  • "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the Mars".

    (slight misquote there!)
  • Can't wait to see the first images of the surface.

    Having a glimpse of another world has some kind of unbeatable mystery about it, IMHO.
    Yes, always - I agree. 

    This one has a great chance of discovering any evidence of previous life.
  • They will probably find the ball from Nicky Bailey’s penalty. 
    Mars is way too close for that to happen.
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  • Stig said:
    Currently travelling at a mind boggling 47,463mph, Perseverance is due to land on Mars just in time for the 9 O'clock News.  https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
    This is nearly twice the record speed set for human space flight, 24,791mph by Apollo 10 in May 1969. 
    Yikes and yikes....
  • Perseverance Rover to Mission Control.
    Data download commencing. Objects identified:
    1. Man wearing Manchester United shirt
    2. Public House. Beer pumps indicate Doom Bar 
    3. Chicken U Like takeaway box
    Correction: Doom Bar and four American IPAs 
  • Huskaris said:
    Stig said:
    Currently travelling at a mind boggling 47,463mph, Perseverance is due to land on Mars just in time for the 9 O'clock News.  https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
    Tailgated all the way there by a BMW driver flashing his headlights. 
    No I wasn’t.
  • Perseverance Rover to Mission Control.
    Data download commencing. Objects identified:
    1. Man wearing Manchester United shirt
    2. Public House. Beer pumps indicate Doom Bar 
    3. Chicken U Like takeaway box
    Correction: Doom Bar and four American IPAs 
    Got to be a few discarded Covid masks swirling about, surely?
  • Will watch on the NASA live feed, can't wait.
  • Stig said:
    Doh fuck!
    I wasn’t taking the piss, I genuinely thought you were saying it was hitting both in one night. Bit underwhelmed now!
  • edited February 18
    Fumbluff said:
    Stig said:
    Currently travelling at a mind boggling 47,463mph, Perseverance is due to land on Mars just in time for the 9 O'clock News.  https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
    This is nearly twice the record speed set for human space flight, 24,791mph by Apollo 10 in May 1969. 
    Yikes and yikes....
    It's a amazing to think how fast that is. For the vast majority of us the quickest we'll ever travel is going on an airliner.  It is now two hours until touchdown.  If we were to take a flight now that two hours would get us from London to Budapest (or somewhere of equivalent distance). In that time, Perseverance will have done best part of 110,000 miles, that's over four laps of the Earth.
  • Stig said:
    Perseverance Rover to Mission Control.
    Data download commencing. Objects identified:
    1. Man wearing Manchester United shirt
    2. Public House. Beer pumps indicate Doom Bar 
    3. Chicken U Like takeaway box
    Correction: Doom Bar and four American IPAs 
    Got to be a few discarded Covid masks swirling about, surely?
    Ha! In my draft version, observation number 3 was 'Discarded facial covering'. I changed it to the discarded chicken box.
  • Quicker ETA than the Larkfield coach to Watford.
    John from Larkfield left on a DJ coach in 9,453 BC to finally reach Mars away.  
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  • Anyone one to watch live go on YouTube and look under News
  • I must be alone then in thinking it’s a complete waste of money that could be better spent doing good here on earth.
  • Bournesnr said:
    I must be alone then in thinking it’s a complete waste of money that could be better spent doing good here on earth.
    Nah, opinions are like arseholes and all that!
  • Incredible.
  • What an achievement. The fact that they can get these images and control the rover here on earth blows my mind. 
  • Bournesnr said:
    I must be alone then in thinking it’s a complete waste of money that could be better spent doing good here on earth.
    I kind of get what you mean but it’s amazing that mankind have landed a car on Mars to investigate whether it once supported life and send pictures back to earth. 
  • That was amazing and great to see
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