Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by virtual_boy, Aug 4, 2012.
Mars rover landing
I really hope it makes it down but I have my doubts on the deployment system they are using, having a rover the size of a car lowered down to the surface from a hovering jet platform just seems very Thunderbirds to me
I've just downloaded the Xbox Live Event Player.
Didn't want to be rushing about downloading things in the morning and missing the action.
For a minute, I thought the Mars Rover Landing page hadn't been added to my Xbox yet but it's actually the third of the five screens that change in the centre of the home page (right stick to scroll through them).
Good video about how they're landing the rover on the NASA site.
Well I'll be damned it made it down.
Go go Team NASA....
You have to admit it does sound like something out of a Gerry Anderson show, a hovering jet platform slowly lowering down the rover then the cables are released and the platform flies away to a safe distance.
It does indeed. I saw the short animation of it on this evening news. Quite an amazing feat going from over 13,000 thousand miles an hour, to landing the rover itself safely at around one mile an hour.
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