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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC
by sdnelso2
I think we killed xkcd1446.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC
by taixzo
xkcd1446.org isn't catching up. :(

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC
by HAL9000

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
by cellocgw
moody7277 wrote:ESA live feed looks like we have a hit.


ESA appears to be pretty well slashdotted right now (xkcddotted?) Can't keep the stream connected. arrrrrhhhhhhsssshgshgahg;lskdgja;slgkajerg

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
by Chicagojon
orthogon wrote:I'm glad I'm not on a live camera feed while I'm doing my job, is all I can say. That, and Wahayyy!


Great job by the ESA in having representative Euro-wear. I love the sweathshirt, jackets with untucked shirts, nice jeans, etc.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
by taixzo
Philae is still a question mark!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
by Ambignostic
ahecht wrote:spaceflightnow.com -- down
blogs.esa.int -- down
xkcd.com -- still up

Also: Emily Lakdawalla's Twitter feed -- up

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
by sdnelso2
WHOOOOOOOO!!!! brb, updating coworkers.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
by Magdiragdag
ninja'd

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
by Klear
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!


Does landing gear even have an inside?

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
by Envelope Generator
Status report
Randall: tired as hell

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars

"16-15" - we seem to be getting this 5 minutes early?

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:13 pm UTC
by Klear
Image

Looks like balancing on one foot to me... :shock:

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:13 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Klear wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!

Does landing gear even have an inside?

Dunno, but that was pretty much a direct quote off the livestream.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:14 pm UTC
by Dracomax
Klear wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!


Does landing gear even have an inside?

It can't be all outside, can it?

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
by Patteroast
Welp. I'm going to collapse into a heap on the keyboard until the pictures come down and then fall asleep. Yay!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
by sdnelso2
Dracomax wrote:
Klear wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!


Does landing gear even have an inside?

It can't be all outside, can it?

"In breaking news, NASA unveils Klein bottle based landing gear."

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
by Patteroast
Image
Okay, couldn't resist posting this one!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC
by ahecht
The European Space Agency's Philae probe landed today on Comet 67P, the agency says, the first time in history a spacecraft has made a soft landing on a comet.

About seven hours earlier, the lander had separated from the mother ship Rosetta to begin its descent to the comet, which is is 500 million kilometers (310 million miles) from Earth.

The mission was launched 10 years ago.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
Definitely drawn beforehand. :D

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
by HAL9000

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
by taixzo
Best present EVER!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :D

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
by sdnelso2
There are no words to convey the awesome.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC
by Ambignostic
Do harpoons work on comets? YES.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:17 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
The comet is HERE.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:17 pm UTC
by Angua
Hurray!!!!!!!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:18 pm UTC
by Xenomortis
Confirmed, comets are actually space whales.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:18 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
YES.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:18 pm UTC
by taixzo
Earthling on Mars, I appreciate your new avatar. :D

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:19 pm UTC
by kenmelken
Winning!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC
by schapel
Ambignostic wrote:Do harpoons work on comets? YES.

This may be why the whales are calm.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC
by sdnelso2
I can't wait to hear what they find out. Especially if the whales are in a helpful mood.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC
by BlitzGirl
The spacewhales probably appreciate that the comet was harpooned instead of themselves.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC
by Foarm
A great success!

B.t.w. Philae just did a multilingual address change

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
by SBN

Isn't more like, "Hey, Comet, I got you a lander"?

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
by taixzo
We are proud!

Image

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:21 pm UTC
by ahecht
Spoiler:
Image

We're all "proud" now.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:22 pm UTC
by sdnelso2
Good job, little probe!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:23 pm UTC
by Dracomax
SBN wrote:

Isn't more like, "Hey, Comet, I got you a lander"?

No, Philae wouldn't say that. Philae is the lander, getting a comet for earth.

Of course, transportation may be a problem.