NASA’s new Mars rover Curiosity is resting safely on the surface of Red Planet after a daredevil landing that had the nation holding its breath. Now, mission scientists are anxious to start moving. Curiosity is bristling with instruments custom-made to look for the chemical building blocks of life.
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Why do you repost nasa news items in this area? Posting other people’s news is a waste of time, unless you add some value to it, and you’re not.
Hello everyone, I am excited and pleased that Curiosity in on the ground after making a spectacular and complex landing like it did.
I do have a question about the software/firmware update that was just completed though that someone might be able to enlighten me on. I understand this procedure was required do to the limited amount of memory on-board. Would it not have been much safer to just include more memory on the rover then to undertake a potentially dangerous and risky operation like this?
Any information about this would be appreciated.
Why the chauvinistic arrogance of “only America”. Man did this for mankind. Cold war is over!
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