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djwaterman
11-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Or not.

http://new.livestream.com/esa/cometlanding

-EsHrA-
11-12-2014, 08:21 AM
pretty exciting right now to watch!
lots of anxious people! :)

djwaterman
11-12-2014, 08:28 AM
Cap't Kirk (Shatner) just live tweeted.

-EsHrA-
11-12-2014, 08:28 AM
8 mins...

-EsHrA-
11-12-2014, 08:49 AM
hmm..

djwaterman
11-12-2014, 08:52 AM
I think they're just waiting for the data to start feeding through.

-EsHrA-
11-12-2014, 08:53 AM
that borked thruster doesnt help either.
hope it all works out!

djwaterman
11-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Down!

-EsHrA-
11-12-2014, 09:05 AM
yesss! :) nice one!

djwaterman
11-12-2014, 09:47 AM
So it landed and is sending back data, apparently the harpoon anchor device didn't fire so they are somewhat concerned about the robot staying put on the surface, and may or may not attempt to re-fire the anchor. Historic space moment.

zapper1998
11-12-2014, 10:39 AM
keep fingers crossed
yep yep

cresshead
11-15-2014, 07:46 AM
amazing achievment....landing a space probe ON a comet....the comet's gravity is apx. 100,000 of earths so that washing machine sized lander weighs only 1g in comparison on the comet.