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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #280 on: 12/07/2012 05:55 PM »
Hello,

I am looking for links, reports, PDF documents that describe the technical feasibility of the Sky Crane design.

Did JPL/the Advanced Projects Design Team determine a probability of success for the mission? If so, on what basis?

Is the project approval of the concept available for review?

Thank You!


You should probably try posting your question over in the Q/A thread, a lot of people won't be following this party thread.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=8183.0

A narrative account of the skycrane selection:
http://youtu.be/SN0y10Nx6rs?t=9m48s

Also look on NTRS: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #281 on: 01/06/2013 12:31 PM »
I didn't want to clutter the update threads so I put this here.

I have seen some pictures of Curiosity's wheels that I have not seen here. They look somewhat damaged already. I hope this is not reason for concern.


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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #282 on: 01/06/2013 12:40 PM »
I think we just learned, rocks are sharp ;)

I would bet it is a kinda expected result since they used metal and not rubber tires.
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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #283 on: 01/06/2013 07:19 PM »
It's not like they've never tested the wheels before sending them to Mars. This isn't unexpected. So no worries.
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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #284 on: 01/06/2013 09:56 PM »
I didn't want to clutter the update threads so I put this here.

I have seen some pictures of Curiosity's wheels that I have not seen here. They look somewhat damaged already. I hope this is not reason for concern.

I have seen the test rovers at JPL, and their wheels are just like that, it's supposed to happen.

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #285 on: 01/07/2013 07:04 AM »
I didn't want to clutter the update threads so I put this here.

I have seen some pictures of Curiosity's wheels that I have not seen here. They look somewhat damaged already. I hope this is not reason for concern.

I have seen the test rovers at JPL, and their wheels are just like that, it's supposed to happen.

That's good to hear, thanks.

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #286 on: 01/28/2013 05:34 PM »
I was in Munich last week and saw this. It's a display by Siemens who supplied software used to construct Curiosity.

But I'd rather like to think that NASA's looking for intelligent life in Munich, or that Curiosity would like to have a Mass of good bavarian beer. :D (For anyone wanting to see it, look in front of the Feldherrnhalle. Dunno if it's still there.)

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #287 on: 03/13/2013 06:29 PM »
Some are dragging the update thread off topic so I thought I'd respond here.

Gale Crater was selected for MSL because the objective of the mission is to search for past habitability by observing the layers of Mt Sharp.

I'd be surprised if future rovers have the same objective and same landing site myself. It would be a waste.

Mars is huge.

Go onto google Earth and click the little planet button at the top and select Mars. Have a look around if you haven't already. We've come a long way from blurry canals.  8)

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #288 on: 04/09/2013 02:31 PM »
New drinking game, every time someone complains about dents, pits, tears in the rovers wheel take a drink!
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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #289 on: 04/09/2013 03:05 PM »
98 dents and bumps on the wheel, 98 dents and bumps.
Drive around and hit the ground, 99 dents and bumps on the wheel.

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #290 on: 05/01/2013 02:38 PM »
Today's the day they send commands back to Curiosity after the conjunction.  Now we'll see new images again.  Party on!
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #291 on: 05/02/2013 02:04 AM »
Today's the day they send commands back to Curiosity after the conjunction.  Now we'll see new images again.  Party on!

Can't imagine how bummed out Ive been without daily updates from Curiosity...it will be a welcome return
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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #293 on: 08/06/2013 02:02 AM »
One year ago today.....

- we didn't know if Gale Crater was habitable in ancient times
- we didn't have direct evidence of a flowing river (of water!)
- we didn't have awesome pictures of Mt. Sharp and the Gale Crater walls
- we didn't have on site weather or radiation measurements

One year ago today.....

- I was at the University of Utah, as they were hosting a landing viewing party for the public.  I was nervously excited as I sat down, with many others, in a lecture hall where a big screen with live NASA TV had been set up.  And I nervously waited...and then word of success and the first pictures!
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #294 on: 08/07/2013 11:26 PM »
On a more humourous side...

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The 2013 “Career of the Year,” Mars Explorer Barbie® doll enters the stratosphere just in time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Mars Rover Curiosity landing on August 6, 2013. Adding to her resume of more than 130 careers, Mars Explorer Barbie® doll inspires girls to be adventurous and to always reach for the stars!

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http://www.barbiemedia.com/news/detail/86.html



and some fallout:

Is Barbie's Mars Explorer doll out of this world?

Jonathan Ore Posted: August 7, 2013 6:27 PM Last Updated: August 7, 2013 6:53 PM

"In collaboration with NASA, Mattel is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Curiosity space probe's landing on Mars with the Mars Explorer Barbie doll."

"For some readers, a few pink accents to grab the attention of little girls appears worth it, especially since the packaging includes information about several women space explorers and was a collaborative effort with NASA itself."

read more here:

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2013/08/is-barbies-mars-explorer-doll-out-of-this-world.html
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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #295 on: 12/07/2013 01:19 AM »
Gem from the Sarcastic Rover twitter feed ( https://twitter.com/SarcasticRover )
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« Reply #296 on: 12/07/2013 01:35 AM »
Good luck burning coal in CO2.
Human spaceflight is basically just LARPing now.

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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #297 on: 12/07/2013 02:00 AM »
Good luck burning coal in CO2.


Indeed. Maybe a chunk of Magnesium!
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Re: SkyCraneTastic! It's the MSL Party Thread!
« Reply #298 on: 04/07/2014 01:48 PM »
While the party thread posts have been a little thin, it looks like the rover's are still partying it up on Mars:

https://twitter.com/darylholland/status/452962151649402880/photo/1

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New Mars Curiosity Rover pic annotated. @BadAstronomer @MarsCuriosity @elakdawalla pic.twitter.com/3sBDNM559D
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