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“Oh Sh*t” is Heard Yelled After The 7 Minutes of Terror was Over! Curiosity Successfully Lands On Mars
Fifteen minutes of crying, screaming, handshaking, hugging and a big “Oh Sh*t” yelled out on UStream showing of the the successful landing of Curiosity.
Above are two of the first pictures taken by Curiosity after its perfect landing. where you can see the shadow of the rover in the picture and in one you can see a rover wheel and the Martian horizon.
Dr. Ravi Prakash Descent and Landing Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) talks about this unprecedented landing and mission of a rover the size of a small car on Mars.
Landing Sunday August 5th
at 10pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Interview with Rocket Scientist Dr. Ravi Prakash on the landing and mission of the Curiosity Mars Science Lab / rover
I would like to thank the JPL press office. I did not make the deadline to get press credentials, but they were so helpful at getting this interview together for me. They are Rocket Stars!
BTW in the interview I mentioned the landing would be Aug 6th.. Sorry it is August 5th at 10am PST. The correct time is 10pm on Sunday the 5th sorry for any confusion.
Also want to thank Dr Prakash. He is thrown into interview after interview and instead of rushing me through as many would, he worried if he had given enough. You did Dr. Prakash.. Thanks – JW
Dr Ravi Prakash
Texas born Dr. Ravi Prakash, who received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 2005 and has been working at the Mars Science Laboratory ever since.
Dr. Ravi Prakash is a descent and landing engineer at JPL, working with his team to perfect an unprecedented unmanned landing on Mars, of the largest robotic rover ever sent into space.
Follow Curiosity’s landing on Aug. 5, 2012 at 10:31 p.m. PDT (1:31 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6, 2012)!
Check Out This Excellent SlideShow [CLICK HERE]
The entry, descent, and landing (EDL) phase begins when the spacecraft reaches the Martian atmosphere, about 125 kilometers (about 78 miles) above the surface, and ends with the rover safe and sound on the surface of Mars.
Entry, descent, and landing for the Mars Science Laboratory mission will include a combination of technologies inherited from past NASA Mars missions, as well as exciting new technologies. Instead of the familiar airbag landing of the past Mars missions, Mars Science Laboratory will use a guided entry and a sky crane touchdown system to land the hyper-capable, massive rover.
The sheer size of the Mars Science Laboratory rover (900 kilograms or over 2,000 pounds) would preclude it from taking advantage of an airbag-assisted landing. Instead, the Mars Science Laboratory will use the sky crane touchdown system, which will be capable of delivering a much larger rover onto the surface. It will place the rover on its wheels, ready to begin its mission at Gale Crater.
The new entry, descent and landing architecture, with its use of guided entry, will allow for more precision. Where the Mars Exploration Rovers could have landed anywhere within their respective 150 by 20 kilometers (about 93 miles by 12 miles) landing ellipses, Mars Science Laboratory will land within a 20-kilometer (12-mile) ellipse! This high-precision delivery will open up more areas of Mars for exploration and potentially allow scientists to roam “virtually” where they have not been able to before. The entry, descent and landing sequence will break down into four parts:
- Guided Entry – The spacecraft will be controlled by small rockets during descent through the Martian atmosphere, toward the surface.
- Parachute Descent – Like Viking, Pathfinder and the Mars Exploration Rovers, the Mars Science Laboratory will be slowed by a large parachute.
- Powered Descent – Again, rockets will control the spacecraft’s descent until the rover separates from its final delivery system, the sky crane.
- Sky Crane – Like a large crane on Earth, the sky crane system will lower the rover to a “soft landing” – wheels down – on the surface of Mars.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
With its rover named Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet’s “habitability.”
Mars Science Laboratory will study Mars’ habitability
To find out, the rover will carry the biggest, most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to the martian surface. The rover will analyze samples scooped from the soil and drilled from rocks. The record of the planet’s climate and geology is essentially “written in the rocks and soil” — in their formation, structure, and chemical composition. The rover’s onboard laboratory will study rocks, soils, and the local geologic setting in order to detect chemical building blocks of life (e.g., forms of carbon) on Mars and will assess what the martian environment was like in the past.
Mars Science Laboratory relies on innovative technologies
Mars Science Laboratory will rely on new technological innovations, especially for landing. The spacecraft will descend on a parachute and then, during the final seconds prior to landing, lower the upright rover on a tether to the surface, much like a sky crane. Once on the surface, the rover will be able to roll over obstacles up to 75 centimeters (29 inches) high and travel up to 90 meters (295 feet) per hour. On average, the rover is expected to travel about 30 meters (98 feet) per hour, based on power levels, slippage, steepness of the terrain, visibility, and other variables.
The rover will carry a radioisotope power system that generates electricity from the heat of plutonium’s radioactive decay. This power source gives the mission an operating lifespan on Mars’ surface of a full martian year (687 Earth days) or more, while also providing significantly greater mobility and operational flexibility, enhanced science payload capability, and exploration of a much larger range of latitudes and altitudes than was possible on previous missions to Mars.
Arriving at Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5, 2012 (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012), Mars Science Laboratory will serve as an entrée to the next decade of Mars exploration. It represents a huge step in Mars surface science and exploration capability because it will:
- demonstrate the ability to land a very large, heavy rover to the surface of Mars (which could be used for a future Mars Sample Return mission that would collect rocks and soils and send them back to Earth for laboratory analysis)
- demonstrate the ability to land more precisely in a 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) landing circle
- demonstrate long-range mobility on the surface of the red planet (5-20 kilometers or about 3 to 12 miles) for the collection of more diverse samples and studies.
The Beautiful Video Game That Drives NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover
So MSL Curiosity has landed. It survived the seven minutes of terror and safely touched down on the surface of Mars. A miracle in its own right. Now that it’s there, it needs a way to move around. Anyone who played Lunar Lander and Moon Patrol already knows how they’re going to do this: Video games.
Brian Cooper is the lead driver for MSL Curiosity, and he wrote the software to drive it. But that’s not all… READ MORE
If your in business and are an entrepreneur then you have probably heard of, or been to an event where Spike Humer has spoken. For over 25 years Spike has been at the forefront of formulating innovative business growth and explosive marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, small businesses and multimillion dollar organizations.
Interview with Spike Humer Business Acceleration and Turnaround Expert
I have watched Spike speak on stage for years and over the last couple I have been fortunate to call Spike a friend. He in the top 10 business experts I have met that are truly authentic and have vital information to make grow, expand or just save your company from certain disaster.
If you want to grow or find yourself getting desparate and do not know how to turn your ship around, Spike Humer and his candid, no bull advice is probably just what you need to stop the insanity.
I always love to catch up with Spike when I can and on this call I decided to kill two birds with one stone.. Say hello and catch up and then record the rest of the call for this interview. I had a great time and Spike, as usual gave up some real golden nuggets. Thanks Spike – JW
Spike Humer is a highly successful business executive, entrepreneur, seminar leader, and consultant with more than twenty-five years of real world, hands-on experience leading both public and private companies throughout North America. As an international speaker, business consultant, and growth strategist he changes businesses and lives worldwide.
Spike Humer International, a consulting and training firm, specializes in all aspects of…
- Executive mentoring
- Organizational Development
- Performance Assessment
- Corporate Restructuring
- Business strategy and tactical execution
- Strategic planning
- Management Assessment
- Leadership Training
- Joint Venture Development
- Marketing Strategist
- Sales training
- Corporate Turnarounds.
In addition to running/overseeing Spike Humer International, Inc., Spike served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Consultant for The Abraham Group and Jay Abraham who is considered to be one of the world’s preeminent marketing consultants and business strategists. While co-presenting and co-consulting with Jay Abraham, Spike Humer has been a major collaborator on The Abraham Group’s seminars, workshops, mentoring program, and private client consultations and transformations throughout Asia, Australia, and North America.
Jay Abraham had this to say, “Spike is probably the finest business performance enhancement specialist he has ever met and an utter master at finding the underperforming leveraging spots that is keeping your business from soaring.”
Spike has coached, counseled, consulted, and taught individuals and businesses in over twenty-three countries. He has appeared on the same speaking programs as such notable speakers as Chet Holmes, Mark Victor Hansen, T. Harv Eker, Stephen M.R. Covey, John Assaraf, Stephen Pierce, Rich Schefren, and many other industry thoughtleaders.
Widely regarded as a leading expert on business and personal change
Throughout his career he has designed, led, and implemented highly successful corporate turnaround and organizational restructurings for small-to-midsized organizations. His advice, guidance, and leadership has reinvigorated the image, reputation, and performance of companies and corporations using a “strategy of significance” and by creating a top-to-bottom culture of service, authenticity, and accountability.
Darren Stephens: was the founder and international chairman of the multimillion-dollar global business network, Mars Venus Coaching, and I have ownership in 5 other international businesses. As the author of 8 Bestselling books, I am widely recognized as an expert in the field of business management, marketing, internet marketing, self-development, hypnosis, NLP, Rapid Success Technologies, relationships and psychological transformation. In my international speaking engagements over the last 20 years I have shared the stage with
- Richard Bandler
- Tony Robbins
- Jay Abraham
- Tom Hopkins
- Jim Rohn
- President Bill Clinton
- Dr. John Gray
- Brian Tracy
- Armand Morin
- Dr John DeMartini
I’m mainly known around Australia for being the go-to-guy for “How To Write A Best Selling Book”, and with good reason…
CConsidering that over the past 18 years I’ve brought to market over 85 books, and many of them have become best sellers – So I know what I’m talking about in this area…
I’m mostly recognized for the worldwide success from marketing the popular book, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”. This may come as a surprise to you, but when John Gray first started looking for a publisher for the book “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus”, he was told it would never make it, and…
Every single publisher they tried rejected the book and knocked it back…!
Around that time, John and I became business partners, and I implemented some creative “out-of-the-box” marketing strategies for the Mars Venus Brand. And the rest is history…
Now – That book has gone on to sell over 40 million copies, been translated into 54 languages, and sold in 149 countries. It spent six and a half years on the New York Times best-seller list between 1992 and 1998, and has done over a Billion dollars in sales.
Darren Stephens and Spike Humer, two of the world’s most Brilliant Business minds, reveal the secrets to How to Transform your Business and make it Survive and Thrive in any Economic Climate.
What separates companies in any economy, any market or any industry is your ability to adapt, adjust and execute. Business owners who know where they are, where they want to go, and then take effective action survive and thrive – those that don’t face extinction. Read this book, your future might depend on it.
This book contains hands-on, real-world, strategies designed to show you how to take control of your present and what to do to design your future for you – and your business. The decision is yours. Stay the course or take action now.
Why it’s CRITICAL & URGENT to implement a “Turnaround” before it’s too late…
It could simply be that, you believe your business is not living up to its true potential. It could also be that you want to understand clearly where your business is at that moment, where you want it to be in the future so that a concise plan of action can be developed to get it there.
Maybe you want to build you business up so you can sell out for a BIG PAY DAY – or maybe you want to take advantage of changes in the marketplace or of a new opportunity, or on completion of your own business-building practice.
The reasons why a business embarks on a turnaround plan are many and varied. However, it would probably be fair to say that during times of turmoil hardship, or a tough economy – for the vast majority of businesses, embarking on a turnaround plan is most likely so that it can survive. That is why we look at an extremely short time frame in which to achieve this. It should take you no longer than ten days to come up with a powerfully clear, concise, and actionable plan to transform the business.
If you have any doubt about your need to turnaround your business today, bear this in mind…
Sooner or later you and your business will have to change; “willing change” is better than “forced change.”
The best time to create a turnaround in either your life or your business is when you ‘can choose to’ and not when you ‘have to’.
Strategies, tactics, and tips on:
- Why most businesses are destined to FAIL from the start and how not to be another statistic
- Debunking the Myth of why business is hard in tough times! WRONG! – We’ll show you the competitive edge!
- Discover the key “common denominators” behind almost every successful business (How to STACK the odds in your favour for success)
- The three (3) pillars that make all the difference for successful business owners (It’s really simple when you know how)
- How to spot a “business crisis” from a mile away long before it happens (Knowing this could save you from certain disaster)
- What STOPS even the smartest business owner from doing what they know they should be doing (master this and you’ll laugh all the way to the bank)
- WARNING! Sitting back and doing nothing different is the expensive road to take! (Especially if “where you’re at” is not “where you want to be”)
- Have you built your business on a foundation of sand without knowing? Discover the “IRON BEAMS” of business for today’s market
- Uncover the dangerous personalities that’ll poison your business in the shadows of darkness while your back is turned!
- The 5 Key Questions you need to ask yourself for grasping the “Turnaround Mindset”
- The crippling (costly) fear that most business owners would never openly admit to… but acts as an invisible ceiling on their income potential (chances are, you have this inbuilt fear without realizing)
- Revolutionary “Turnaround Philosophy” on “CHANGE” and how to always have the winning edge over your competitors
- FREE SPECIAL GIFT BONUSES to the value of $697 Just for showing up! Let us reward you for your vision and efforts!
- Competitors? What competitors? Discover current (and proven) stealth marketing strategies that’ll leave your competition standing on the shore scratching their heads…
- If you do something you love, the money will follow, right? WRONG! We’ll uncover the grey line between passion and profit
- If you hate setting goals, but you know you should, then let us show you how to make this a simple, fun and rewarding process
- The 6 “hard-hitting” & confronting questions you need to answer that’ll give you the harsh stock-take of your business
- 10-Day Turnaround Action Plans and Checklists for your ULTIMATE RESULTS!
- Breakthrough Leadership insights and strategies specifically targeted, flexible & supportive to your personality style!
- FINALLY!! No more “outdated” old-school rigid Time-Management techniques that only work for a few weeks! See our advanced easyto- grasp time-mastery strategies (that actually work)
If you want the bonus audio course sent to you go to Spike Humor’s site and click on the book. You will notice the page is outdated, but you can still get the bonus. Spike says he will be revamping the site soon and apologizes for any confusion.
Click below for the Official Updated Book Page!
Starley, a National Publicity and Image Marketing Expert, was hosting the Green Room for the various speakers and authors that spoke at Author 101 University.
Starley, who is not new to the camera, gave me some great tips that I will continue to use as I go forward and she was kind enough to offer the assistance of her professional stylist who helped interviewees with their best image while dealing with the challenges of on stage and camera lightening.
Starley was just terrific and we got very lucky to have her share some of her secrets, she teaches her clients to make sure they stand out, in a positive way.
Starley was very kind to do our interview and we thank her for giving us some of her great signature tips. If you want to know more about Starley, read below or go to www.StarleyMurrayLive.com
Widely recognized as an Image Marketing Coach, CEO of Starley Murray Cosmetics and a Television personality, Starley Murray is an innovative pioneer in her industry. Working with such television and film industry leaders such as 20th Century Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, Time Warner Cable, Good Morning America, Extra, The E Channel and Entertainment Tonight, she lends her skills and expertise in an ever changing market.
On the cover and inside such magazines as People, Texas Monthly, Marie Claire, People en Espanol, Good Housekeeping, Jane, Cosmopolitan, and Oprah’s “O” Magazine, you will find a diversity of her clientele.
She has been requested for high profile clients such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eva Longoria, Brooke Burke, Colin Powell, Billy Bob Thorton, John Walsh, George Strait, Charles Barkley, and Tommy Lee Jones for the elite services provided to clients of this stature.
Starley Murray Live
We believe that Image is more than what you wear; Image is how you represent yourself in life. As dedicated service leaders, Starley Murray & Company provides their diverse clientele base with superior image services and products to give them an edge in business and in their personal lives.
National Image Expert and Celebrity Makeup Artist, Starley Murray shares signature techniques & lessons related to image, beauty, and self esteem on local and syndicated TV morning shows across the nation.
In demand, Starley shares her valuable lessons with a greater number of people through Image related workshops & seminars, and speaks to a range of clients including corporations, women’s and youth groups and business professionals.
Fifteen years of unique work experience as a professional makeup artist, working with television networks, film production studios, fashion/entertainment magazines, and celebrities, allowed Starley to develop her expertise and gain insight into how image can affect one’s self esteem, income and reputation.
With the supportive tools she has developed such as her professional cosmetic line, STARLEY MURRAY COSMETICS, Image handbooks, and other learning mediums, she is able to teach people how to be their own Image Consultant.
Rick Frishman’s Author 101
Are you curious about what publishers like Harper Collins, Morgan James, Adams Media, Wiley, Random House, and Simon & Schuster are looking for? What is the best way to get your manuscript read when you’re an unpublished author? Want to know the biggest mistakes to avoid when writing book proposals? You’ll be engaged as these top pros share their expertise, reveal the inner workings of the publishing industry, and discuss various approaches to common marketing and publishing challenges.
Author 101 University Event Website: www.author101university.com
If your in business and are an entrepreneur then you have probably heard of, or been to an event where Spike Humer has spoken. For over 25 years Spike has been at the forefront of formulating innovative business groth and explosive marketing stategies for entrepreneurs, small businesses and multi-million dollar organizations.
Spike is the “Go-To” guy for scores of individuals and business owners around the world and when we heard that was starting a new program that took it up a notch, we really wanted to know more.
Interview with Spike Humer Business Acceleration and Turnaround Expert
Between speaking and consulting trips to Europe, Australia and Asia, Spike took some time in California where we caught up with him. We have tried to get an interview with Spike for awhile and we are grateful that Spike graciously gave up some of his down time to make it happen.
His proprietary systems for generating new profits and his results-proven advice have been sought after by success-seeking people in over thirty countries. Spike’s been credited with saving some clients from the brink of collapse, while helping others explode their performance to record- highs with his wealth of real-world-tested sales enhancement techniques, windfall profit strategies, and performance-enhancing marketing breakthroughs and concepts.
Spike’s been a featured speaker at seminars and business acceleration workshops throughout North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. Sharing the stage and program platforms with such luminaries and thought-leaders as Tony Blair, Jay Abraham, Chet Holmes, Stephen M.R. Covey, Mark Victor Hansen, T. Harv Eker, Loral Langemeier, Robert Allen, Rich Schefren, Darren J. Stephens, and many others Spike has been applauded for his straight-forward, “to-the-heart-of-the-matter” message.
When Jay Abraham (considered by many to be one of the greatest marketing minds ever) went looking for someone to help drive his and his clients’ businesses to greater levels of success and profitability, Spike Humer was the guy he turned to.
According to Jay, “Spike is probably the finest business performance enhancement specialist I have ever met and an utter master at finding the underperforming leveraging spots that are keeping your business from soaring!”
Spike’s proven business acceleration strategies have helped generate tens of millions of dollars in revenues for his clients and program attendees. He is renowned for creating quantum leaps in profitability and business performance–all in record time.
Spike’s “10-Day Turnaround Technologies” have engineered entrepreneurial success stories in dozens and dozens of industries the world over. His “Strategy for Significance” has helped his clients almost instantly earn the attention, trust, and profit-boosting relationships with their prospects and clients. Spike’s “Overnight Entrepreneur” methodology has put countless people on the path to financial-freedom and personal prosperity.
As a entrepreneurial advisor, small-business consultant, and turnaround expert Spike ranks among the world’s greatest thought-leaders and result producing advisors.