“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best

THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Monday, August 06, 2012

First Video and live NASA feed confirm Rover landing on Mars


Live broadcasting by Ustream The $2.5 billion mission saw the one-ton, six-wheeled, nuclear-powered vehicle blaze through the pink Martian sky and touch down inside an ancient crater. After a journey that had lasted eight months, and covered 352 million miles of space, Curiosity performed a series of aerial acrobatics before landing safely near the equator. Jubilant scientists hugged, wept and distributed Mars chocolate bars to each other as one of them announced: "Touchdown confirmed. We are wheels down on Mars. Oh, my God." Minutes later Curiosity sent back pictures showing one of it wheels, and its own shadow on the Martian surface. Curiosity is Nasa’s seventh landing on Earth’s neighbour but the most ambitious and expensive.
  
-Telegraph

5 comments:

  1. That was the most batshitinsane, risky, and dangerous method of putting a rover on to the surface of Mars, and NASA and JPL pulled it off cleanly.

    Brilliant job.

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  2. Now this is more like it. Some real success and enthusiasm going to end the day. My money is on them finding some kind of evidence of life, probably in the long ago. Cheers!

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  3. Other than the shuttle disasters, this is the most exciting event in space exploration since Apollo 11.

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  4. Get ready to be sick when Obama moves in to showboat an agency that he has done his best to politicize and diminish.

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    1. Reach out to Mars, NASA! Forget about reaching out to the muslims, as Obama told you to do!

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