Mindshare LA Talks & DIRECT Video Feed: "The Mars Curiosity Lander"
Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!
LANDING IS SCHEDULED FOR 10:30PM!
Mindshare LA Summer Sessions:
Talks & DIRECT Video Feed: "The Mars Curiosity Lander"
Sunday, August 5th. Food & Drink Specials 7pm-8pm | Talks 8pm-9:45pm | Mars Lander Video Feed ~10:15pm
Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 - ALL AGES WELCOME!
If you don't already know about The Mars Lander "Curiosity" - you soon will. Curiosity is currently hurtling through space towards Mars and will be bursting through the Martian atmosphere at around 10pm this Sunday. It's the most complex autonomous landing procedure ever devised by man, culminating in the use of something called the "Sky Crane". NASA is providing a DIRECT video feed PLUS a couple of presenters and other video content that we'll be showing on Sunday evening. Come hungry - we will be serving up space tacos from The Taco Project!
"NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is the most ambitious, complex mission in the history of robotic space exploration. On 5th August 2012, the mission will set down a large, mobile laboratory - the dune buggy-sized Curiosity rover - using a new form of precision landing technology that makes many of Mars' most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time." Read more on NASA's website...
""Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars."
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
7pm / Food & Drink Specials
Mix and mingle with the most exciting minds of LA and enjoy music, tacos and beer & wine specials. Happy Hour starts at 7pm.
8pm / Talks
10pm / JPL Direct Video Feed
We'll be viewing the direct feed from JPL on a giant screen as the lander negotiates it's biggest challenge yet: its automated entry, descent and landing phase! Read more at NASA's website...
NASA revealed a new video game recently, one that celebrates the Aug. 5 landing of its huge Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. The game, called "Mars Rover Landing," is produced in collaboration with Microsoft and plays on the Xbox 360 system using the Kinect motion sensor. It's available free of charge in the Xbox Live Marketplace and Kinect Central, officials said.
"Mars Rover Landing" allows players to take control of Curiosity's spacecraft as it streaks through the Red Planet's atmosphere on a harrowing journey that mission engineers have dubbed "seven minutes of terror."
There will be a large screen interactive setup at the event!
Come hungry - we will be serving up space tacos from The Taco Project!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather ~1000 Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our main event held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month includes live music, games, art and a curated program of short, eclectic presentations. Over the years Mindshare has become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other progressive characters to meet, broaden their perspective and expand their networks.
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