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When NASA's cars side rovers safe on Mars and not wasting any time getting down to working -- -- back its first black and white pictures.
Many nights after landing in each year -- -- he's a professor of -- zigzags.
City university of new York and author of physics of the future house science will -- human destiny and our daily lives by the year 2100.
Joins us now with a little more insight on this.
Just -- historic landing a historic flight seven minutes of terror is what they call that why it's so tricky -- NASA went for the gold on this one and scored a ten -- flawless execution create this mound.
And as you pointed out this -- -- That path breaking mission because they've never done this before there was no dress rehearsal replacing one kind of scientific machinery on the Red -- so basically the size of a small STV to put in perspective that's -- the previous Mars rovers for the size of a bicycle.
This is -- wow it contains ten times the instrumentation of the previous mission.
And it weighs.
Five -- as much as the previous problems this is the god Zola hubs based programs.
And to tell about some of the instruments that are on board it and what we hope to learn from them I know one of them being laser gun he can apparently.
-- rock from 23 feet away.
Right big plays they've Mars rover right next to a crater -- -- which once upon a time have a -- Billions of years ago -- because they think that's the best place to look for evidence or water.
And journalists say follow the money.
Scientists say follow the water.
Water is there universal solvent it dissolves DNA organic chemicals if the amniotic fluid of life.
And that's why the Mars rover is gonna look for evidence or water and evidence of life as well in case so they make discoveries and for how long is -- -- -- -- this is for two years has and the more -- durable build may -- twelve miles roaming around the martian surface.
And remember that NASA really needed this yet.
That's been hit with so much bad news recently but the cancellation of the shuttle cancellation of the moon program -- and this is right over the top.
A good shot in the arm and -- gold medal for them.
Now -- you talk about the martian surface when we bring out all this information bring it back home what does it mean for.
Us earthlings will eventually this could pave the way for a manned mission to Mars now president Barack Obama says well maybe at -- shoot thirty.
We don't know for sure but remember this landing.
This lighting has some sense was that dress rehearsal for a possible manned mission to the red planet this was not simply putting a balloon and bouncing a blue -- that that went right.
This was Bunge jumping -- jumping from a had -- -- dropping.
That truck size instrumentation on the red -- -- exciting news for the space program go USA get stepped thank you so much we appreciate you joining us.
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