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Deep Impact Comet Bash, part 7 Bill Smythe’s comet discussion

[coverage of Planetary Society’s Deep Impact Comet Bash: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 ] Bill Smythe, payload specialist for the mission, is talking about what’s in a mission… [this is his continuation of a presentation he was […]

Deep Impact Comet Bash, part 6- SMACK!!!!!!

[coverage of Planetary Society’s Deep Impact Comet Bash: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 ] Here at Deep Impact’s Comet Bash, they’re gonna do Q & A. They’ve turned down volume on NASA-TV. Oops. And now they’ve turned […]

Deep Impact Comet Bash, part 5 NASA TV 7 minutes to impact

[coverage of Planetary Society’s Deep Impact Comet Bash: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 ] Looking at the control room at JPL… Final impactor targeting maneuver is right on. Fault protection is turned off… “you’re wondering what all […]

Deep Impact Comet Bash, part 4

[coverage of Planetary Society’s Deep Impact Comet Bash: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 ] Break time is over. T-minus about 30 minutes to impact. We’re being shown computer animations of ejecta cones.. what might be comings up.. […]

Deep Impact Comet Bash, part 3

[coverage of Planetary Society’s Deep Impact Comet Bash: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 ] T minus two hours to impact. Bill Nye the science guy’s up next. Nye drinks a whole bottle of water, and asks, where […]

Deep Impact Comet Bash, part 2

[coverage of Planetary Society’s Deep Impact Comet Bash: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 ] Watching launch video of Deep Impact launch. (Doc M, watching, says, “That’s a good launch.”) Lovely crackling sound, that. Boeing Delta II (you […]