Sunday, August 5, 2012

MSL's Landing Post, Aug. 5 - 6, 2012

11:03 p.m.: To watch it live, check out NASA TV online. Programming begins at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Hey guys!

11:33 p.m.: Here's MSL now: 


Thanks Eyes on the Solar System for this awesome look at MSL!

12:11 a.m.: Curiosity is now on her own, officially.  

12:51 a.m.: I'm getting stressed just looking at the control room. It's gonna be a long night. 

1:16 a.m.: Curiosity is apparently spinning down for entry. Sweating bullets.  

1:19 a.m.: Five minutes until entry.  

1:23 a.m.: One minute until entry.

1:25 a.m.: At entry interface...SOMEBODY HOLD MY HAND PLZ  

1:26 a.m.: Almost at the point where parachutes will deploy. GO BABY, GO. We have data from Mars Odyssey. 

1:28 a.m.: Mach 2.4.  

1:29 a.m.: WE HAVE PARACHUTES. 

1:30 a.m.: We have radar!!! 

1:31 a.m.: Powered flight. 

1:31 a.m.: SKY CRANE STARTED.

1:32 a.m.: WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

1:33 a.m.: WE'RE WAITING FOR IMAGES. This is a historic moment.  

1:38 a.m.:


LUCY, I'M HOME: The first hi-res image of Mars from Curiosity. It has wheels!