Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Speciality Forums >> Science! Astronomy & Space Exploration, and Others

Pages: 1
StarWars
Mr. Postmaster Man
*****

Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: At the Gym >Spudtastic<
How to get to Mars.. new
      #6264165 - 12/20/13 05:21 PM Attachment (6 downloads)



How to Get to Mars. Very Cool! HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRCIzZHpFtY


How to Get to Mars Very Cool! HD 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWtz226cf9A


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
dickbill
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 09/30/08

Re: How to get to Mars.. [Re: StarWars]
      #6265096 - 12/21/13 10:47 AM

I guess that most of us saw these videos already, but it still nice to watch.
Regarding the quality of the Computer Generated simulation, I'd prefer the first one (Spirit and Opportunity), especially the aerobraking sequence during the reentry into the Mars atmosphere, where the CG correctly shows the shield sort of floating and rotating on a cushion of compressed air perhaps 2 or 3 feet thick.
On the second video (curiosity), the ionized air and the flames are almost directly in contact with the shield and the floatation of the probe on its cushion of air is not showed. Instead the CG shows thrusters firing up with no apparent effect on the probe movements.

So, since the next manned missions to Mars are likely to be CG only, that was my 2 cents on it.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
2 registered and 3 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  LivingNDixie, FirstSight, JayinUT 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 181

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics