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NASA Ames scientist to analyze data sent back from Mars

Original post made on Aug 7, 2012

Thousands of people gathered at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field Sunday night, Aug. 5, to watch the historic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity on the mysterious red planet. ==B Related story:==

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

> He said he was moved to see how many community members showed up
> at Moffett Field to watch the landing, especially since the
> Olympics were happening.

The pictures from Mars were live. Some of the programming of the Olympics is eight hours old!

By the way, how many of the local papers carried any information about this free event, so that more of us could go?


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Posted by Space Fan
a resident of South of Midtown
on Aug 8, 2012 at 1:52 am

Joe, the Merc did have an article about this which included the invitation to the public. It was either in the paper that day or the day before.