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Landing Curiosity: A Look Inside Mission Control by JPL News

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Jul 31, 2012
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Aug 01, 2012

A who's who of the mission team members who will guide NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through its entry, descent and landing on Mars -- also known as EDL or the "7 minutes of terror."

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  1. Freddylee

    Freddylee (February 03, 2013, 08:17PM )

    Just Plain impressive !

  2. JonForringer

    JonForringer (August 06, 2012, 05:14AM )

    Congratulations! Great work team, a fine landing, now the fun begins!

  3. jeffnav

    jeffnav (August 05, 2012, 12:31PM )


  4. SteelWolf

    SteelWolf (August 05, 2012, 07:12AM )

    Found it! Good-luck peanuts made their first appearance in 1964 during the Ranger 7 mission. JPL had six failures prior to this effort. The Ranger 7 launch day arrived and with it came the peanuts. The mission performed flawlessly, as did its peanut-powered successors, Ranger's 8 and 9. Up until the Voyager mission, peanuts showed up only at launch. Nowadays, they are often seen in mission control facilities during critical mission stages such as orbit insertions, flybys and landings, or any other event of high anxiety or risk.

  5. SteelWolf

    SteelWolf (August 05, 2012, 07:08AM )

    -" Visit an interactive page at bit.ly/mslmsa Will open in
a new tab or window to explore the room a bit further and get a who’s who of team members – as well as the history of one dry-roasted room essential."- WHERE IS THE HISTORY OF ONE DRY ROASTED ROOM ESSENTIAL. Thats why i clicked the link. I thought maybe it was a can of peanuts from the 60's from previous nasa directors that got passed down like some baton. :)

  6. Rangertech1

    Rangertech1 (August 04, 2012, 06:26PM )

    I figured I'd see a dozen coffee makers at least instead I get nuts:) Great shot of a great team. We're with you all the way. Forks Rainy City Rocketry.

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