Live From Mars

Given humanity’s sorry track record when it comes to successfully executing space missions to Mars, it would be premature to consider this a done deal, but late Sunday night (11:31 p.m. Regina time, to be precise) NASA expects its $2.5 billion probe Curiosity to touch down on the Red Planet.

To drum up interest in the event, and space exploration in general, NASA will be streaming the landing live from mission control in Pasadena, California. For more information on the rover and its mission, along with a list of websites where the broadcast can be accessed, here’s a link to a CBC article.

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5 thoughts on “Live From Mars”

  1. Officially, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, will touch down 11:37 p.m. Regina tyme, swim its Martian canals, announce his retirement, pee, and give a double middle-fingered salute to its two misshapen looking moons before heading back to London for some high-profile ring-side Olympic boxing and some bubbly at the public house.

  2. I can hardly wait. One of the first big events I remember using the Internet for was for the 1997 Sojourner mission to Mars that sent back fantastic images (some 3D), and were available online.

    My background on my computer right now is a blue sunset on Mars, taken by Spirit or Opportunity.

  3. This whole ordeal gave me a science boner. Who says we don’t live in interesting times.

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