YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing

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YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing The Real Oliver Okay 8/5/12 10:29 PM
And the Olympics. There is more to life than Lollapalooza and royal Weddings.
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing anmoose 8/5/12 10:45 PM
NASA was doing a much better job covering it than YouTube could ever hope to. I just watched the live coverage of the absolutely perfect landing, AND the first pictures sent back. Mission Control is now one giant party, and it's still on live cameras at 1:45 AM EDT.
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing nicknorthable 8/5/12 10:57 PM
Your Right .YouTube should be covering the Mars Landing....They act like a bunch of Martians who have never set foot on earth before.Come to think of it compared to Google, Uncle Martin would have handled the channel design change smoother & smarter the first five minutes that he bounced onto Earth.
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing The Real Oliver Okay 8/5/12 11:15 PM
That was one heck of a Rube Goldberg scheme they concocted for that landing. Too bad we couldn't see a live video feed of the actual landing. Come on NASA you could have pulled off a live feed.
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing anmoose 8/5/12 11:26 PM
Ummm... Oliver, you overlook a minor detail. It's called the speed of light, which also happens to be the speed at which radio signals propagate. It takes 14 minutes for telemetry data to get from Mars to Earth. The entire landing sequence, from atmosphere entry to touchdown, took 7 minutes. The craft was already on the ground for 7 minutes before we received the first data showing it had entered the atmosphere. The craft wasn't carrying an iPhone with a 4G connection to Mission Control. Maybe next time...  :-)
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing The Real Oliver Okay 8/5/12 11:53 PM
I don't know I think they could have had a delayed video of it then. They coulda done it. Interesting that it looked like mission control was using a Unix OS with a lite X Window manger like TWM or FVWM or something.
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing eluhn 8/6/12 12:39 AM
We can't watch it delayed, either.  It was up a little while ago, but "Scripps Local News" has blocked it, even though as far as I can see it was footage from NASA's own coverage.  I can't even get any information on who "Scripps Local News" is supposed to be.  If this isn't a legitimate copyright claim, then they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing anmoose 8/6/12 1:14 AM
@eluhn, you skip the third parties and the "Scripps," whoever the frack they are, and just watch it direct from the source. It's a little late now for the live event, but the place to go is www.nasa,gov .
Re: YouTube Should Be Covering Mars Landing PeggyK 8/6/12 8:44 AM
On Sunday, August 5, 2012 10:29:12 PM UTC-7, The Real Oliver Okay wrote:
And the Olympics. There is more to life than Lollapalooza and royal Weddings.

YouTube is managing NBC's Olympics livestream.  If you are in the US, you should see ads for that on YT.  It's actually pretty good, once you get past NBC's login requirements.


The NASA livestream last night used UStream which also worked just fine. I cheered along with mission control when they got the data back that the landing was successful. (NASA TV rocks).  There is a press briefing in 15 minutes that should have more photos.