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    NASA releases footage of the Perseverance Rover Mars landing

    The rover has a drone called Ingenuity which will help map and analyse the Mars.
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    Re: NASA releases footage of the Perseverance Rover Mars landing

    Always makes me smile when they commentate on a landing that happened like 4 or more minutes ago, it defiantly adds to the moment but it's not like it should be doing anything they're not expecting or that they could even do anything if things didn't go to plan.

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    Re: NASA releases footage of the Perseverance Rover Mars landing

    Same with Opportunity, I would have loved to have been in that discussion meeting on how to get something so heavy onto Mars without kicking up a dust cloud so big it would take a long time to disperse and causes massive issues with the unit....

    Department head - "right so if we land something like this on Mars, we'll need this amount of thrust to land safely but those thrusters are too close to the martian surface it'll be a dustbowl rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishstorm, anyone have any ideas?"

    engineer A - "we could do a bouncy ball again?"

    Department head - "Yeah, because that worked out so well didn't it, next!"

    engineer B - "err, we could make it a giant a helicopter?"

    Department head - "Like it, but same dust kick up and the blades would have to be ridiculously huge, anyone else?"

    engineer at the back taking a massive drag on a fruity twizzler - "we could make a drone that stops short of the martian surface reducing dust kickup from the thrust then drop the rover using a skyhook..."

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    Re: NASA releases footage of the Perseverance Rover Mars landing

    Fascinating video but it always gets to me with these videos just how utterly devoid of any features other planets are. The comet landing video recently was similar (although it did at least have some small boulders). I guess in my head (which is filled with way too much TV sci-fi) there should be interesting caves, hills and boulders but they really do just look like large plains of dust covered rocks...

    Edit: I guess it makes those mako explorations of Mass effect 1 more realistic!
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    Re: NASA releases footage of the Perseverance Rover Mars landing

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Edit: I guess it makes those mako explorations of Mass effect 1 more realistic!
    Ha ha, never thought of that link!

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