Blow off your Monday and come watch the edge-of-your-seat landing of the Mars Curiosity rover! Help us celebrate its successful landing or weep inconsolably with us if it splatters all over the Martian surface! We’ll get together, talk a little about some of the ways we’ve seen both success and failure in Mars exploration in an effort to provide context, and then settle down to watch NASA TV report on the telemetry stream that will indicate success or failure.
If you don’t know, the EDL cycle for the Curiosity rover is insane. Landing this rover will be an amazing accomplishment. Check this video:
Register for this free party here: http://mslparty2012bw-estw.eventbrite.com/ Ya, its pretty late, but you didn’t want to face Monday Aug 6th anyway did you?
I’m sure there will be a hangout as well. Check back here updates on that.