This is the most hare-brained idea I've ever seen. I sure hope it works. Damn, that would be sweet.
I am going to be very angry if this doesn't work. We have two rovers there that have proven an alternate landing strategy. Of course, they are smaller, but why don't we send four more Opportunities with different instruments on each, instead of one big Curiosity with such a intricate landing sequence?
I've been in Europe for 4 years now, and totally loving the metric system. Amazing how quickly one can get used to it. Especially good for building things, folks slip between meters, decimeters, centimeters, and millimeters often without giving units. "We need that 310 long... no, better make it 3105." No confusion.
This is one of the best NASA videos I've seen. They're finally paying attention to making good vids. My wish list: tell us whether you're using Fahrenheit or Celcius. THere's a big difference between 1600°C and F. Tell us what the numbers mean. Do we really know how hot 1600° (C or F) is? Do we know what 65000 pounds of force is? Can you give us a meaningful unit, like how many elephants is that?
- This is one of the best NASA videos I've seen. They're finally paying attention to making good vids.