What's happening in space (that's interesting)


#2654

If movies and futuristic TV shows have taught me anything, this is the end of times. Flocks of robot drones will destroy us all.

Though they are quite cool to look at.


#2655

This just came out of nowhere! I need to get plugged back in.

I’d have more sympathy at the SpaceX concerns if we still had a public launch programme.


#2656

Insight is landing on Mars today at 3PM EST. Needless to say, going from 3.4 miles per second to a soft landing is tricky.


#2657

Where can we watch this?


#2658

#2659

less than one hour to go. Here’s my boarding pass:


#2660

It’s going down. All the best of luck!


#2661

First Mars mission I’ve followed this closely. It’s terrifying 🙂


#2662

Re-entry!


#2663

Supersonic chute deployed.


#2664

Touchdown!


#2665

My boss just ran downstairs shouting “Insight landed!” I had no idea he was into space stuff. I’ve never seen him that excited.


#2666

First image - of the Martian horizon with the dust cap still on


#2667

Damn I keep missing these events! I should have placed a reminder on my phone.


#2668

Guess they got the dust cover off!


#2669

Amazing.


#2670

#2671

That is awesome and i even have mars rover pics of Mars on my wall. What a view!


#2672

It’s nifty and all that, but we have been doing it since the 1970s…


#2673

I meant the view of the rocket! Of course the mars picture is amazing as well.