06 August, 2012

If a rover lands on Mars and there isn't anyone around to witness it...

I think of the Curiosity Landing on Mars and how no one was there to witness that awesome event. In my mind I tried to imagine the image of a small craft coming out of the red martian sky being slowed by a giant parachute, and then the parachute detaches. As the craft falls 8 engines ignite and bring it down to suspend in mid air just 40 meters from the ground. Slowly a 1 ton rover is lowered to to the ground with the help of a cable system. As the wheels touch the ground the cables detach and the craft accelerates away and crashes somewhere far in the distance. The rover sits there and no one is there to see it.

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