If anyone is interested on how it will land on Mars here is a cool animation of it
And in honour of Curiosity's brethren let us remember the fallen. http://xkcd.com/695/
I guess it's no Apollo but I'm still pretty excited to watch some space work getting done.
I hope they release the viewer statistics. I would love to see how many people across the world watched this.
It says on the UStream, 1188 currently watching 15872 total.
Ugh, science is too depressing. Maybe someday the archaic beliefs and values of the intellectual community will catch up with the rest of society. For now, geeks line up pretty analogous with imbicle lottery-ticket-religious jocks in terms of how they feel about women, gays, the poor, the elderly, the handicapped, child abuse, gun control, etc. It's the same reason it's nearly impossible to talk about video games online, or to follow the industry. Makes me wonder if there's a math/science equivalent to Giantbomb (a small, ego free, exploitation free community that genuinely cares about games rather than arguing about them... without PSP licking, without Top Ten Gamer Girlz We'd Like to See in Playboy lists, without forum members sending death threats to and posting social security numbers of other forum members who disagreed with them.) Yes, someone find me a website, a website about math and science, that isn't merely a bunch of basement dwelling "jailbait-trading" sociopaths that claim if NASA were run by Goldman Sachs, and all the astronaut jobs were outsourced to east Asian child labor camps, we'd be decades advanced in scientific knowledge! A math and science website were people don't talk about hitler's "good ideas" or how terrible it is how much money taxpayers spend on assistance for the disabled (like NASA, we don't really spend jack shit on helping the poor, sick, and retarded, compared to war) and how science has proven we need to practice eugenics and get rid of these filthy handout-seeking autistic bastards. A math and science website that allows women, and laughs at the preposterousness of even having to consider that a choice. A math and science website that allows people of all races, not just a few token extremely anglicized Koreans and Jews that only care about intellectual subjects as a contest to prove themselves to their strict fathers or to afford Botox for their wives.
@Video_Game_King: I think because the previous rovers have been smaller than this one. This one is about the size of a Mini Cooper from what I hear.
@Video_Game_King: The rover is much much bigger, about as big as an SUV. It's basically a rolling laboratory, so data is going to be much better.
Great job NASA. I'm pretty proud to have witnessed this, in whatever way.
It better have played "America Fuck Yeah" when it landed if it's the size of an SUV.