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How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:18:02 PM »
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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 11:20:31 PM »
...first thing I thought was....an awful lot of things have to "pop" open during the entire flight.


One parachute not deploying...and well....
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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 12:16:43 AM »
...first thing I thought was....an awful lot of things have to "pop" open during the entire flight.


One parachute not deploying...and well....

I'm more worried about the lack of a bathroom break along the way, and forget about getting some doritos!  at about 12,000 mph, if that parachute fails to open, you wouldn't feel much; you'd be decorating several square miles of martian landscape before you really had time to grasp the fact that the chute failed.

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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 01:13:39 AM »
I'm more worried about the lack of a bathroom break along the way, and forget about getting some doritos!  at about 12,000 mph, if that parachute fails to open, you wouldn't feel much; you'd be decorating several square miles of martian landscape before you really had time to grasp the fact that the chute failed.

Well...the 'passenger' was a solar-powered Rover...not a human.

That said, how did they get the padded package to stop in an "upright" position?  Gyro mechanics?

Would have been a helluva thing if it popped open on its head or side....LOL!
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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 01:31:11 AM »
Well...the 'passenger' was a solar-powered Rover...not a human.

That said, how did they get the padded package to stop in an "upright" position?  Gyro mechanics?

Would have been a helluva thing if it popped open on its head or side....LOL!

The way it was designed, if it had landed on its side, when that side panel started opening it would have pushed the whole thing back onto its base; in other words, it was self-righting

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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 11:03:16 AM »
Forgot the music!

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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 11:13:55 AM »
That is one cool video-thanks for posting!  :beer:

It makes me appreciate the awesome capabilities of engineers.

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Re: How to Get to Mars...cool Nasa video
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