'bout a half-hour left. Anyone wanna make any predictions? She gonna land and send us some nice color pics of Mars or she gonna crash and break. I took my daughter to the Houston Space Center a few months back and I remember them talking about this rover. It's got a much better camera (HD color and all that) and there's a penny fixed to the platform right in front of the camera to have a point of reference as to the size of the different objects it photographs.
One of it's wheels....kinda thought this bitch would have a better camera. What's up with that? EDIT: Those pictures were actually from the rover's rear-hazard-avoidance camera's. The HD/color camera hasn't been turned on yet.
Casting a shadow on the martian soil. Dude...that's fucking GREAT! Really mind-blowing. What I wouldn't give to be able to fuck'around with the remote control on that bitch. Can't be much more than a PS3 remote type thing. Right?
it wuld be great if you saw a little tiny dot on the horizon, then it started getting bigger and bigger until it came into focus and was a martian running at the rover with a gun. Then he gets there, the rover takes a perfect picture of his face, and he smashes the shit out of it.
now THAT would be neat.
P.S. I guess he didn't need the gun, but it was pretty cool