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you know the drill.

Harold Media (kenan), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:09 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.mosportsmen.com/wildmissouri/swan.jpg

this thread sucks already, Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Dissed already!

Harold Media (kenan), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:19 (sixteen years ago) link

I was really excited to stay up late to watch the attempted Mars landing in the mid-nineties. June of either 97 or 96, so I was either ten or eleven. It was awesome.

The movie Mission To Mars was one of the worst sci-fi films of the nineties.

The Martian Chronicles are great, as is much pulp about Mars.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Bachelors from Prague to thread.

Dirty Muriel (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:25 (sixteen years ago) link

xpost//Err.. 11 or 12.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:29 (sixteen years ago) link

The movie Mission To Mars was one of the worst sci-fi films of the nineties

You really don't need that last prepositional phrase. Maybe not even the adjective describing the final noun.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh come on, it was better than TONS of junk sf B movies, Ned. IT HAD COOL EFFECTS!

Ian c=====8 (orion), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:30 (sixteen years ago) link

it was better than TONS of junk sf B movies

But Laserblast has such elan.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Was Mission To Mars the one with the mysterious white room on Mars, or was that Red Planet?

chrisco (chrisco), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:53 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.physics.mun.ca/~sps/serials/oo.jpg

Dirty Muriel (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 00:54 (sixteen years ago) link

That was Mission To Mars.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 01:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Red Planet was Val Kilmer and killer robot

Ghosts Of Mars was Carpenter's remake of his own Assault On Precinct 13

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 01:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Red Planet was Val Kilmer and killer robot

That'd be a fun exchange.

Robot: YOU ARE MY PRISONER.
Val Kilmar: hmm
Robot: YOU SHALL COME WITH ME.
Val Kilmar: nuh
Robot: WHY DO YOU RESIST?
Val Kilmar: dunno
Robot: FURTHER RESISTANCE WILL RESULT IN DEATH.
Val Kilmar: whatever
Robot: TO AVOID DEATH YOU MUST COME WITH ME NOW
Val Kilmar: kay

Dirty Muriel (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 01:29 (sixteen years ago) link

That'd be a fun exchange.

If only. The confrontation was more like

http://www.kodak.com/US/images/en/motion/newsletters/inCamera/jan2001/mars02.jpg

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 01:34 (sixteen years ago) link

There's also a lot of walking around in the movie

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 01:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Val Kilmar?? What the hell is wrong with me today?

Dirty Muriel (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 01:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Val is turning into this generation's Shatner, but at least Shatner had something to fall back on with Trek!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 02:06 (sixteen years ago) link

This generation's Shatner is Shatner. Maybe next generation will get to see Val Kilmer as pure self-parody, but not yet. I like the guy, loved him in Heat, loved him in The Doors, loved him in Real Genius, and thought Top Secret was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen in my whole pathetic life.

What's wrong with Val Kilmer?

Harold Media (kenan), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:45 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.fantafilm.it/Schede/1961B/66-16b.jpg

Nemo (JND), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:53 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.oldtimeconfection.com/Lion%20Bar.jpg

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:03 (sixteen years ago) link

I love Mars!

Homosexual II (Homosexual II), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:05 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.sergioleone.net/ma-31.jpg

Nemo (JND), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 14:09 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.progpages.com/albumcovers%5CMarscape.jpg

Brand X spinoff.

nickn (nickn), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:24 (sixteen years ago) link

When I went to see mission to mars (or M2M as it's obsessive fans call it), someone laughed very very loudly at the part where the martian hologram shed a tear over the destruction of his civilization.
Turned out it was my brother, god bless him.

Also, that hologram showing the evolution of life was mind-blowingly stupid becasue a. it showed historically inaccurate lineages such as dinosaurs evolving into elephants plus b. how the fuck do the martians know what ways their DNA is going to adapt to earth? Evolution depends largely on chance variation to fuel natural selection. Stupid martian fucks.

you stupid incompetent martian fucks!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:42 (sixteen years ago) link

i hate those martian fucks.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:42 (sixteen years ago) link

they're such fucks, those martians.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:44 (sixteen years ago) link

ROFFLE

())(())()()()(()(LASER)()()()LA(Z)E(R)()()()((L)()()(A)(S(E)R()()()) (ex machina, Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:46 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.totalmayhem.net/Images/mick_bios.jpg

Nemo (JND), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:46 (sixteen years ago) link

also they didn't seem to realize that you can propel yourself endlessly in space, and that thrusters on a jet pack would only be suitable for turning.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Tuesday, 17 August 2004 19:59 (sixteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

fucking planets and the insignificant microns of colour they add to the galactic plain, eh?

calzino, Monday, 30 May 2016 23:06 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/30dd940a60e81e938be30cf318a021af6035d72c/100_0_1686_1011/master/1686.jpg?width=940&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=f8bf903b7afe79c75781f1710551f2a3

The 50-mile-wide crater contains 530 cubic miles of water ice, as much as Great Bear Lake in northern Canada, and in the centre of the crater the ice is more than a mile thick.

they managed to keep this lovely off-planet resort quiet for a long time, or I'm probably just bad + didn't notice.

calzino, Friday, 21 December 2018 20:56 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Okay, Perseverance is about there so cross your fingers and watch along:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0b_ijaYMQ

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:05 (one week ago) link

Mars: It is Still Out There Waiting.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:07 (one week ago) link

So what's actually happening now, it's just getting closer?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:55 (one week ago) link

*bites nails*

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:59 (one week ago) link

Mars

lord of the ting tings (map), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:59 (one week ago) link

Here's the livestream:

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/watch-online/

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:25 (one week ago) link

Parachute deployed on the way down! Heat shield separated!

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:53 (one week ago) link

i love this stuff

StanM, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:55 (one week ago) link

Powered descent, less than km above surface.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:55 (one week ago) link

Touchdown confirmed!!

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:56 (one week ago) link

FUCK YEAH!

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:56 (one week ago) link

Your move, Space Force.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:58 (one week ago) link

I'll bet there's some serious BO in that control room.
It's Miller time.

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:58 (one week ago) link

More like BAwesome.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 18 February 2021 21:02 (one week ago) link

Greatness indeed. Always lovely to see it happen. Can't wait to see if/when the little drone thing or helicopter deploys.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 February 2021 21:06 (one week ago) link

I got sad that these nerds can't jump up and down and hug each other =|

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 18 February 2021 21:10 (one week ago) link

xpost Yeah, that's a pretty rad feature, hope a hawk doesn't get it.

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 18 February 2021 21:11 (one week ago) link

About to start!

I’ve come nearly 300 million miles, and I’m just getting started. Hear from the team about my picture-perfect landing and what comes next.

LIVE at 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST/20:30 UTC) https://t.co/fciqGe8GpC pic.twitter.com/5XgclFaGtB

— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 18, 2021

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 February 2021 22:32 (one week ago) link

Okay the NASA dude at the press conference with the amazing voice tearing up the now unneeded contingency plan and tossing the scraps away is massively hilarious in the best way.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 February 2021 23:06 (one week ago) link

I know this stuff costs a shit-ton of money, but when it all goes to plan... it's pretty awesome.

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 18 February 2021 23:12 (one week ago) link

Phew

Image captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter showing Perseverance descending under its parachute yesterday pic.twitter.com/stLXBP1qi5

— Joey Roulette (@joroulette) February 19, 2021



First image showing Perseverance being lowered by the Skycrane pic.twitter.com/hhqlvBiB6h

— Joey Roulette (@joroulette) February 19, 2021



Press conference now talking about some initial tests and software updates, but everything going great, and they’re loving the rocks it’s landed near/on for greater analysis.

There was an amazing map they showed with the nearby terrain — brilliant work on descent finding a ‘smooth’ spot in between two more rugged sections.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:27 (one week ago) link

I'm unreasonably happy that this is taking place during a new presidential administration

Überschadenfreude (sleeve), Friday, 19 February 2021 18:33 (one week ago) link

Stop everything for 26 seconds and watch this.

Footage, with sound (!) from the surface of another planet.

Just incredible. pic.twitter.com/sEjKcuOJeZ

— James Holland (@James7Holland) February 19, 2021

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 19:23 (one week ago) link

It's only a matter of time before some jokers start adding goofy shit, so enjoy.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 19:23 (one week ago) link

Actually, might be fake/old. Ugh, who can even tell, might be Texas.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 19:26 (one week ago) link

that's the curiosity rover

global tetrahedron, Friday, 19 February 2021 20:05 (one week ago) link

Even as 'old' video from an earlier rover, it is interesting to hear what seems to be martian wind, as well as see the landscape in such sharp detail.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Friday, 19 February 2021 21:30 (one week ago) link

This is a cool story. I wonder when they’re going to fire up the mic/share any recordings.

DJI, Friday, 19 February 2021 21:34 (one week ago) link

It's real video from Curiosity but fake sound, apparently.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 February 2021 21:38 (one week ago) link

yeah, see here:

Turns out this is old footage from the Curiosity rover and the sound has been patched in. Should practice more of what I preach to students about fact checking and critical thinking before retweeting. Still a cool video though! https://t.co/jq4g05wnO6

— Jerome Marshall (@MarshallJerome) February 20, 2021

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:35 (one week ago) link

still incredible shot, but....i'd like to wait and see what the Perseverance records!

one of my friends posted al ink to this video and said "now watch all the conspiracists say this is fake"

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:36 (one week ago) link

What if I told you… the Earth blew up eons ago and we already are on Mars?

pomenitul, Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:37 (one week ago) link

Microphones on the probe recorded atmospheric wind noises in an effort to measure wind speed (they also recorded noises associated with the probe's equipment).[5] This was the first recording of sound on another planet. The recording would be repeated with Venera 14.

I'm Going to Bring a Watermelon to Mark Grout Tonight (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:15 (one week ago) link

New press conference, including video from the landing, in a few minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYQwuYZbA6o

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 February 2021 18:54 (one week ago) link

thank you!

StanM, Monday, 22 February 2021 18:54 (one week ago) link

Dave Grohl?

StanM, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:02 (one week ago) link

oh, it's Gruel

StanM, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:07 (one week ago) link

PHEW, that descent video.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:16 (one week ago) link

great stuff - even though the audio is more of a gimmick imo, it'll sound like wind, won't it?

StanM, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:54 (one week ago) link

Even so!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:57 (one week ago) link

even if the microphone just confirms predicted sound patterns, that confirmation is worth something

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:59 (one week ago) link

Is this IDM https://t.co/NPDnweurel

— Sordan Jnodgrass (@jsnod) February 22, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:33 (one week ago) link

Incredible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg

Spencer Chow, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:03 (one week ago) link

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/

StanM, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:09 (one week ago) link

Truly is.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:10 (one week ago) link

The fact that this was accomplished in such times is something else. I know this is obv, but still.

Two Meter Peter (Ste), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:42 (one week ago) link

So inspiring.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:36 (one week ago) link

I’m taking it all in. This is the first 360º view of my home using Mastcam-Z. This dual, high-definition camera system sits atop my mast and has zoom capability. Inspect tiny details of Jezero Crater with the special interactive viewer at https://t.co/roDhWK56gj #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/TAy28PpG73

— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 24, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:19 (one week ago) link

great! they sure know how to keep us nerds interested :-)

StanM, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:49 (one week ago) link

At maximum magnification, it's cool to scan the features along the horizon.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 19:50 (one week ago) link


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