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Imagine Harder

POSTED BY: LEVHORODYSKYJ
 
It’s the future. It’s the 21st century. I always imagined that by this time, there would be the requisite flying cars and Moon colonies. So one of the biggest disappointments of my adult life has been the realization that our species is almost 100% Earth-bound and that there has been no real progress made in leaving low Earth orbit for as long as I’ve been alive. In the 80s, it seemed like we were on an uphill trajectory. The books....
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07
Aug 2012

PaleBlue.blog’s Curiosity Coverage

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
We’ve had a lot of posts over the past week, so I wanted to put up a post with all the pre-landing goodness and with all of Brendan’s excellent liveblogging last night. Adi introduced us to the rover within the context of the ongoing thirtieth olympiad, defined the word that serves as its name: “Curiosity” warned us about the “7 minutes of terror” during entry/descent/landing, and gave us a guide to viewing the landing and some fun pre-landing activities. Meanwhile, I chatted....
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