memedumpster The lens flare thruster alone would seem like magic to our ancient ancestors.
baleen By coincidence I'm doing all this NASA photo archive research stuff for a copywriting contract and this is bar far the BEST demo they've ever produced. They must have gotten the memo that they're PR sucks.
MrBuddy Yes, but things don't go whoosh in space. Bad NASA! *wags-a-finger*
SteamPoweredKleenex This is "American" space, where the audience would blame NASA for messing up the sound if they left it silently accurate.
Meerkat Originally David Attenborough made all the space noises but American audiences couldn't understand the accent so they tried using subtitles but the focus group thought they were alphabits and kept trying to eat them.
They ended up using sounds made by Oprah and Sigourney Weaver during a lesbian porn foley session.
Ursa_minor I was kind of hoping it would just continue breaking down smaller and smaller until it was a handful of rocket propelled nuts and bolts.
NineEleven I don't think our current jump-jet technology is going to be able to pull this off, but it's cool anyway
SteamPoweredKleenex You're aware that gravity on Mars is about 38% of what it is on Earth, right?
Monkey Napoleon Also that this clip isn't a TECH concept video, it's a "concept" video in the "this technology has been engineered, tested, the actual rovers and vehicles are built and loaded into a rocket and we've shot them into space yesterday and this is how it's supposed to work and it might look like this" sense.
NineEleven I'm also aware that at least 38% of the time NASA forgets to carry the Y and Mars gets a new crater...
But it's still cool!
Ursa_minor Shut the fuck up NineEleven, what are you even talking about?
Sphinx I'm hoping NASA would send one of these to Mars to do the Yellow Drum Machine. Playing music on whatever rocks it can find.
chumbucket "Contact with the colony on Mars will be re-established and will have nothing to do with the impeding arrival of the mysterious aliens."