Tom Trankle (Login ttrankle) HyperScale Forums 184.108.40.206
Hey, I'm interested.
August 6 2012, 1:52 PM
My son and I watched NASA TV on the internet during the EDL (Entry, Descent, and Landing).
I was just thinking that all those guys in mission control really had nothing to do during EDL. There is a 30 minute lag in radio. 15 minutes for the telemetry message about a possible problem to get from the lander to earth and then 15 minutes for a controller to send a command back to fix it.
I'm pleasantly surprised that the lander made it down OK. The had a very complex landing sequence.
And no one confused pounds with kilograms this time.
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