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Old Aug 06, 2012, 03:31 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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Yep... Spent MY evening glued to Eyes on the Solar System and NASA/JPL. What an outstanding accomplishment!

Congratulations to everybody who contributed to making this happen, and making it such a perfect landing. Couldn't have asked for better!
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 10:56 AM
Sane til the lift starts!
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I, too, spend most of the night watching the whole thing. It cut into my bedtime, but that's OK.

I find it to be so amazing that we can hurl a large object 352 million miles through space, and land with pinpoint accuracy on another planet. Not only that, but having everything go perfectly on such a complicated entry/landing procedure just blows my mind. Geez, going from over 13,000 mph to 0mph in just a few minutes! And to top it all off, pictures were coming back to us a minute after landing.

Stunning. Absolutely stunning!
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 02:41 PM
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I find it to be so amazing that we can hurl a large object 352 million miles through space, and land with pinpoint accuracy on another planet. Not only that, but having everything go perfectly on such a complicated entry/landing procedure just blows my mind. Geez, going from over 13,000 mph to 0mph in just a few minutes! And to top it all off, pictures were coming back to us a minute after landing.

Stunning. Absolutely stunning!
NASA once again proves they have a collection of the most brilliant minds in the world, leaving the rest of us speechless and awestruck...

And they canceled the space program why?!?!?
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 08:06 PM
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They cancelled it because that 1 penny out of every 2 dollars of government spending was breaking us.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Yeah... They needed that penny to pay off the campaigning....
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 08:22 PM
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I saw one of the first pics from curiosity!

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Old Aug 06, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Funny!
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 09:36 PM
It's all fun till Crunch!
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I've seen that guy before,wasn't he on the Moon when they got there?
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 09:43 PM
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He is the scout that looks for alien life forms...
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 12:24 AM
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I thought they had Hillary Clinton for that...
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Sarcasm...in space
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 09:51 PM
It's all fun till Crunch!
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Gosh that's got to be the farthest Twitter in the worls, er Solar System.

Cool that the little, er biggest ever rover, has his own feed. If he's so lonely he shoud go find his little buddies, they could prolly use some of his extra electricty to Rev Them UP!
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 10:19 PM
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If he was able to move at this point he might...
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 10:26 PM
It's all fun till Crunch!
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I tried to sign up for his Twitter Account, but no go.

Is this a JOKE?? I just know he can do it.....
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 11:04 PM
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http://twitter.com/SarcasticRover
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