10,000 Pt XXXI: There is no Spoon (mod note re: election | Post #986)
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08-06-2012, 10:17 PM
All out of bubblegum
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Break Even Territory
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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