Almost Live, and the Spirit and Opportunity of Science.

NASA and JPL have a great animation of of Curiosity’s journey here.

This full-resolution image shows part of the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover taken from one of the rover's Navigation cameras looking toward the back left of the rover. On the left, part of the rover's power supply is visible.

A view from Curiosity, now that the dust has settled.

This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

Another view of the red planet…in color! It sort of looks like where my observatory is located.

Not to be left out on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 from 6pm-9pm at Gensler there will be a showing of Norman Seeff’s documentary “Triumph of the Dream” about Curiosity’s small cousins, Spirit and Opportunity.

Below is a quote from Mr. Seeff about his feature documentary.

“Triumph of the Dream” reveals the human face of the Rover missions to Mars. When I began documenting the creative journey of the scientists and engineers responsible for landing Spirit and Opportunity Rovers on Mars in 2004, I was in for a big surprise. I discovered a group of individuals who were willing to express their worst fears and greatest desires with great vulnerability. Their quest is the hero’s journey, expressing the courage, conviction and commitment required to enter the unknown in search of revelation. Its messages are universal and empowering.
For over four decades, I have been using photography and filmmaking as my vehicles to explore the inner dynamics of the creative process with hundreds of the world’s most innovative artists. During this time, I was to uncover a seven-stage archetypal dynamic at the foundation of all creative process. Through my interaction with the team at JPL I discovered that the seven-stage dynamic is equally true for a collective creative process involving thousands of participants.

“Triumph of the Dream” fulfills my own dream in that it holds the secrets of the seven-stage dynamic embedded in its narrative structure. It is a road map to creative empowerment in action. Norman Seeff / August 2012.

It should be a good event.

Although Curiosity’s successful landing was a triumph, the rover has a long way to go to match its brethren for stamina.  Spirit and Opportunity have been covering the scene on Mars since 2004! Not bad for a scheduled 90 day mission.

If you have the curiosity, spirit and opportunity to invent new devices and need help to protect your idea, or know someone that can use my help, please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at nvantreeck@usip.com or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.

– Ex astris, scientia –

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