23 February 2021

Video of the day -- Perseverance

Amid the negativity that tends to dominate the news, never forget that humans also achieve things.  Consider the mastery of technology and mathematics shown by this perfect landing of a complex machine on another world tens of millions of miles away -- and by the exploratory work which that machine will carry out on our behalf in the months and years to come, seeking evidence of past or present life in the alien desert.  If only Galileo and Newton could have seen this!  Mission site here.


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

So cool!

23 February, 2021 05:43  
Blogger Mary said...

An amazing feat and what intelligent reasonable people can achieve.

23 February, 2021 06:04  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Oh, I loved this!
I actually watched it on youtube. So fantastic.


23 February, 2021 06:13  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Kick ass video! ... yeah, talking about mileage ... like 132.2 million. It's incredible that regular folks can view this with such high definition, etc ... thinking about Galileo ... I mean, for him it would be mind blowing, like a lifelong dream come true to see this ....

23 February, 2021 09:43  
Blogger Mildred Ratched said...

It was truly amazing and a welcome change to the usual news we all see day after day. Oh by the way, are you sure that the landing wasn't really just "fake news?" Sorry! I couldn't help myself. My fingers sometimes have a mind of their own!

What I actually thought when I watched it was about all the money that is wasted on insignificant things when it could be invested into worthy and important things such as any scientific on humanitarian related issue i.e. space exploration.

In my opinion (always humble and rarely requested), we've wasted the last 50 years on creating a world that mostly seems to look inwards rather than looking outwards. It makes me wonder where "curiosity" went or if it became a dirty word somewhere along the way. Thank you for this thought-provoking post. My brain has been in desperate need of activity.

23 February, 2021 10:22  
Blogger Tundra Bunny said...

Oh, what an age we live in!

23 February, 2021 10:36  
Blogger Tommykey said...

Looking forward to what it can find!

23 February, 2021 11:52  
Anonymous Annie said...

Thrilling! Gave me chills to watch.

Yes; I’m sure Galileo and Newton would have been thrilled. And the video made me think of Hayley Arceneaux: a physician assistant who survived bone cancer in childhood and will become an astronaut on the first all-civilian space mission. What bravery!

23 February, 2021 12:43  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

watched it happened in real life.

23 February, 2021 19:54  
Blogger Lady M said...

Awesome - that was so cool.

24 February, 2021 11:10  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I've been watching the videos and seeing the pictures and think it's just awesome to get pictures from Mars.

25 February, 2021 14:07  
Anonymous Marc McKenzie said...

Not just Galileo and Newton--I also wish that Sagan, Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, and Clarke could have seen this (and maybe H.G. Welles and Edgar Rice Burroughs!)!

27 February, 2021 17:54  
Blogger Kay said...

This is just so cool! Had to call my husband to look at it too.

28 February, 2021 12:15  

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