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ozspace
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posted 07-09-2012 04:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Association of Australia is partnering with the Victorian Space Science Education Centre to host a 'landing party', where like minded space enthusiasts and their families can witness this historic event.

2-6 PM AEST August 6, 2012

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posted 07-09-2012 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The phrase which springs to mind is "tempting fate." I will be cringing in front of the TV in my hotel bedroom.

ozspace
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posted 07-11-2012 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, NASA did manage to 'bounce down' a spacecraft wrapped in airbags a while back, remember how crazy we all thought that was? And they did it twice!

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posted 07-12-2012 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Three times, actually (don't forget Mars Pathfinder) and I was cringing in front of my TV for all of them. Same for Beagle 2, and in that case the cringing was justified.

I suppose holding a pre-landing party gives you immediate access to the means of "drowning your sorrows" if things go wrong, but for me it will be pre-breakfast, and that option won't exist!

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posted 08-03-2012 02:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our event is almost fully subscribed but if you can't make it you can see all the fun at the Victorian Space Science Education Centre here.

Godspeed Curiosity!

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