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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Apr 6, 2015 21:13:45 GMT -6
Uverse gets most things wrong in it's latest commercial
Watching the Manned Mars Walk
The most recent commercial from Uverse shows that it is up on the latest technology to bring news important to all via tablets and such. Some details are in error...
The first image we view is that of a spacecraft in orbit around Mars, but the vessel is a Space Shuttle. Never intended, nor capable of transversing a trip to Mars and back, this fails big time. Also, the Shuttle is in a blind "upright" position, belly to the Martian surface.
We proceed to the Martian step off...
It's Martian day, so why are the Helmet lights activated? And the backpack is more in keeping with Shuttle era spacewalks.
The EVA Suit is of a lighter material and may be accurate, as Mars does have an atmosphere, albeit a thin one and it's more temperate along the equator. But it does appear rather loose. The absence of mission patches is noticed.
One thing that is right on, is the Martian sky, which is actually light blue...tinged with Martian dust.
In the reflective visor, one can see an Apollo era L.E.M type lander. Nice, but NASA likes this better...
Decent approximation of Martian soil.
But, consulting any Astronomer would have made this a better commercial...just sayin'.
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