Monday, August 6, 2012

Curiosity Kills It...!

Congratulations and amazing job to NASA, who successfully landed the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars last night, withing something, like, 250 meters of their target...?!  Wow!

If you've listened to the show, you know I'm kind of a science geek. This video shows some of the incredible calculations and remote functionality of everything involved with landing the rover safely.

I think it also shows much style and heightened drama we require every video contain, these days. The moody lighting, the heavy music cues - it's all a part of the look and feel every reality show goes for when they want you to feel that pulse-pounding sense of drama over minor decisions. This is dramatic enough to me as an accomplishment, alone - but I get why they're adding some production value.

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