USA No. 1: Perserverence Rover to Mars

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USA No. 1: Perserverence Rover to Mars

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The Perseverance rover and its Ingenuity helicopter are finally on the journey to Mars.

The spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter successfully launched to Mars Thursday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from

Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7:50 a.m. ET.
The team in the control center at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed they received the spacecraft's signal shortly after 9 a.m. ET.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/world/ma ... index.html

This is pretty badass project, going to Mars to collect samples and return them to Earth in 2031. Its primary task is astrobiological, how cool is that? It will also launch the first helicopter drone ("Ingenuity") on Mars, and in general is a pretty amazing technical undertaking.

I say we make Mars the 51st state and just claim the whole thing, set up some SAMs, and run Bartertown.
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I’ve always figured the Mormons would move there. Not much different from Utah, and they’ve got the money.
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nafod wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:27 pm I’ve always figured the Mormons would move there. Not much different from Utah, and they’ve got the money.
Never figured you for a #DezNat, but I support your right to 16 Martian wives.
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Thank god for black women.

Because without them none of this would be possible.

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Bennyonesix1 wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:20 am Thank god for black women.

Because without them none of this would be possible.
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