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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 04:34 PM
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MarsCuriosity is taking its first test drive in the clean room right NOW Live
Source: NASA

Aww, they grow up so fast! @MarsCuriosity is taking its first test drive in the clean room right NOW! Live at http://bit.ly/dd67TN
http://twitter.com/MarsRovers/status/19370108149




Read more: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 05:17 PM
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1. Testing for viruses in the ice that turn people into water Zombies?
Was that you, you Who fan? :evilgrin:

Pretty funny that she didn't see the full line before she read it. :rofl:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 05:55 PM
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5. I know! I felt bad about it... but it WAS funny. I've now tainted the history of NASA.
Edited on Fri Jul-23-10 05:57 PM by Ian David
Or worse.

Some conspiracy theorist will use this as evidence that NASA is concealing the existence of Martian Water Zombies.


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Tanelorn Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 05:29 PM
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2. Thanks for the heads up
I just saw a few minutes of the broadcast. The rover was going back and forward on some blue pavers. with a lot of 'clean' scientists milling around. There was a live chat going on with some quite amusing comments.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 05:43 PM
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3. Curiosity Rover UPDATE
Edited on Fri Jul-23-10 05:45 PM by Ian David
The NASA lady took my off-hand Dr. Who reference seriously and posed it out loud as a question for the scientist guy. My bad.




http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/episodes/S0_07

Oh, also... the rover IS able to move backward and forward.

And we're assured that it will work on Mars despite the absence of blue pads.





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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 10:17 PM
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7. The scientist dude got the joke.

At least you can rest easy on that account. :D
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 05:45 PM
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4. I think they broke it . . .
:(
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-23-10 06:10 PM
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6. That was wonderful ! Thank you. Too bad it's ended for today.
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