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James Cameron and NASA team up for new Mars exploration 3D camera

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Apr 2010 16:21 User comments (8)

James Cameron and NASA team up for new Mars exploration 3D camera NASA is teaming up with blockbuster director James Cameron to help build a new 3D camera that will be mounted on the new Mars rover, Curiosity.
Curiosity will launch next year.

NASA had originally scrapped plans for a 3D camera in 2007 saying the "upcoming flagship mission to Mars was consistently over budget and behind schedule." Comically, most of James Cameron's movies over the past decade have also been "consistently over budget and behind schedule" so it seems like a match made in heaven.

The director lobbied to NASA administrator Charles Bolden, who agreed that the rover would need a cinema quality camera to help the public connect to the mission.

The 3D camera is now being built by Malin Space Science Systems.

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8 user comments

130.4.2010 17:08

Finally, a rich celebrity putting their money to good use!

230.4.2010 20:52

Lol, wonder if the lens will breaks during landing.

330.4.2010 23:13

I can see it now..
"avatar landed a knockout punch for Jamers cameron, but its latest project working with NASA crashed and burned" pun intended :P

41.5.2010 6:55

Just think...if he can make as much money as he does with his movies, space flight would be a profitable venture.

51.5.2010 6:58
Paula_X
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Doubt he will find Smurfs .. some bacteria possibly, but no Smurfs.

61.5.2010 9:00

Smurfs is pretty...me likey smurfs!

74.5.2010 11:00

Originally posted by Moomoo2:
Finally, a rich celebrity putting their money to good use!
Is that what "lobbied" means?

:)

84.5.2010 12:14
Paula_X
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I guess it does.. with the couple of million left over after paying all the reviewers for their hard work overhyping it.




"Cameron finds evidence of life on mars" .. bloody ripper!!

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