T-15 Seconds Launch Of NASA’s Curiosity To The Red Planet

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  • Randomfactor

    Did anyone else see a cat run underneath the nozzles at T-1 seconds? Wonder what happened to it. ;)

  • Paul Hunter

    If you’ve never seen a live launch find the oppertunity to do so! These big birds are very impressive,your whole body feels the sound.

  • http://www.loujost.com Lou Jost

    Very neat that this ancient little Atlas design (with some extra solid fuel boosters) is all that is needed to send this giant Rover to Mars. Compare with a Saturn V. The comparison dramatically demonstrates the gross inefficiency of manned space exploration.

  • Paul Hunter

    The huge size of the Saturn V was necessary to shorten the manned trip to three days. The robotic craft isn’t as sensitive to cosmic danger, so it can survive a much slower transit.