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NASA - Mars Rover Curiosity Landing 8/5/2012

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  1. Aug 5, 2012 #1 of 17
    robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    Curiosity, the first full-fledged mobile science laboratory sent to a distant world, is scheduled to touch down inside a vast, ancient impact crater on Sunday at 10:31 p.m. Pacific time (1:31 a.m. EDT on Monday/0531 GMT on Monday). There is a 14 minute delay between Mars and earth.

    NasaTV will start programming at 8:30PM PST, 11:30 EST

    I am told if you have Dish or DirecTV you have the NASA channel. For the rest of us, you can view at any of the following links.

    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/nasatv/
    http://www.livestream.com/spaceflightnow/share
    http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
    http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mars/curiosity_social.html

    OR use VLC and open the following URL
    http://nasa-f.akamaihd.net/public_h264_700@54826?v=1.1.12&fp=LNX,0,1,152

    Live Simulation. Not video but a CGI representation of what is happening in real time.
    How the landing will happen.

    Extreme nerd speak for how the rover will land.
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/msl-what-to-expect-on-sunday-night
     
  2. Aug 5, 2012 #2 of 17
    windracer

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    I have a NASA channel on Brighthouse, but there's nothing in the Guide data about the landing. I set it to record at 1am anyway, just in case.
     
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    robojerk

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    I have neither DirecTV or Dish so I wasn't able to confirm, but I read that the NASA TV channel was on both...
     
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    voidptr

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    It's Channel 346 on DirecTV, however, even though they still only carry the SD feed, they moved which transponder it was on a while back, so you need an HD receiver and dish.

    Phil Plait and Friends are doing coverage on Google+ as well that'll probably be worth watching: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/05/watch-the-curiosity-hangout-here/
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 #5 of 17
    holee

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    I think I'm going to watch it on my Xbox. Though I'm not sure why they're beginning the live stream so soon. There's at least another two hours to go.
     
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    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Passing out the peanuts here. ;)
     
  7. Aug 6, 2012 #7 of 17
    Graymalkin

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    Looks like this show will get a full season pickup. ;)
     
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    mattack

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    Is NASA TV on Comcast? (Didn't there used to be a way long ago you could somehow search by call letters?? I thought that was a semi-hidden thing I heard about one time, then never again..)

    Also, I only read about it yesterday, that there was a watching party at NASA Ames in Sunnyvale.. Bummer, would have gone if it weren't (probably) long ago fully booked (free tickets, but limited to 5000).
     
  10. astrohip

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    It is in Houston. It's an SD channel.:(

    Go to the Guide, hit Enter for options, at the top is search by call letters.
     
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    No NASA TV on Comcast. :mad:
    It's not like Comcast would have to pay NASA for it either.
     
  12. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It varies by market. Here in Houston, Comcast carries NASA TV. YMMV.
     
  13. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    If it's still available in my area, I couldn't find it. I have an actual old-school lineup card that I picked up at the office (remember those?) dated June 2012 and I don't see it there. And trying to find out anything on the website is pretty hopeless, but after I finally found the list of channels that was sorted by name, I didn't see it there.

    I know we USED to have it, because I remember watching repairs on the Hubble Telescope. :(
     
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  15. LoadStar

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    You want annoying? They carry NASA TV on Time Warner Cable here. However, it's on an extra tier of programming above the "standard digital."
     
  16. robojerk

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    The one-hour documentary "Martian Mega Rover" airs tonight (Aug. 9) on the National Geographic Channel.
    It is one of at least two TV specials to spotlight the 1-ton rover's exploits on Mars. (A PBS documentary airing Nov. 14 is the other.
     

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