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Here's a pretty cool graphic of the final decent with all the details. The rocket powered "sky crane" is truly incredible:

http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/mars-rover-curiosity-final-descent.jpg

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Get Excited...

Get excited: The Mars rover landing will be live on Ustream | The Ustream Blog

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anyone know if there is an alternative to ustream. It appears overloaded

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anyone know if there is an alternative to ustream. It appears overloaded

Links I posted in post #3 are working fine here.

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I have to agree, it is horrible that we have come to a point in society that something of this level of human enginuity does not spark the interest needed to even support 8000 people in bandwidth. I find myself on a daily basis becoming more jaded by what we have come as a nation. I feel like everything is always building up to a total collapse. I dont want to get into a large rant here but I am sickened by the current disolutionment of humanity in general.

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Ustream.Tv

That seems to be the one that will show the landing live.

Right now it's just a loop of an old press conference.

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Get answers to some of the most common questions about Curiosity: http://bit.ly/h56pie

INFORMATION ABOUT THE MISSION


FAST FACTS
Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory
Rover name: Curiosity rover
Size: About the size of a car -- 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall!
Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)
Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras
Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life
Launch: Between Nov. 25–Dec. 18, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida
Arrival: August 2012 at Mars
Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months.

Social Media:
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• Facebook: NASA?s Curiosity Mars Rover | Facebook
• Twitter: Curiosity Rover (MarsCuriosity) on Twitter
• Mission pages: Mars Science Laboratory
or NASA - Watch NASA's Next Mars Rover Being Built Via Live 'Curiosity Cam'

Two other rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have been on Mars since 2004. You can read about those rovers here, or follow @MarsRovers on Twitter.

For news on other missions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, visit:
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• Homepage: Mars Curiosity Rover - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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for others interested i downloaded the nasa channell for roku, it appears to start streaming at 9pm central. hope it works in a bit

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33,000 people in the live stream now. It is a live broadcast now.

Curiosity Cam, Ustream.TV: UPCOMING EVENTS: Sunday, Aug. 5 NASA Mars Rover Update 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT NASA Science News Conference Mars Science Labor...

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Here is a CNN live feed, a different feed:

Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

The main feed is the ustream one I posted.

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