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08-06-2012, 10:17 PM
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Thwarter
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For my fellow gadget and space geeks... this is the nerd equivalent of pitching a perfect game.

By the way, a lot of people don't know how big this thing is. It weighs about a ton and is the size of a small car.


Dubbed the 'Seven Minutes of Terror', the landing sequence involved a super-intense thermal burn, followed by a parachute, then a jet pack, and then a freaking Sky Crane... this was one impressive landing, and it was all done by automated systems.



The 'Seven Minutes of Terror' starts about 4:20 in.


And someone still keeps cutting onions when I watch it.


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