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Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Flight 69! 🔴 (December 20, 2023)
NASA ^ | December 20, 2023

Posted on 12/20/2023 2:17:33 PM PST by Ezekiel

Flight 69
Sol 1007
Date Dec. 20, 2023
Horizontal Distance 705 m ~2,315 ft
Max. Altitude 16 m ~52 ft
Max. Groundspeed 10 m/s ~22.4 mph
Duration 135.4 seconds
Route of Flight Airfield Chi

Flight Log
By the Numbers


~125.5 MINS

(~16,711 km) (sic)

22.4 MPH
10 m/s

(~79 ft)

TOPICS: Astronomy; Local News; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ingenuity; mars; mars2020; perseverance
Another top speed along with Flights 62 and 68.

705 m, second only to Flight 25 in distance (708.913 m for Flight 25, according to the waypoints log.)

1 posted on 12/20/2023 2:17:33 PM PST by Ezekiel
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To: Ezekiel

What did it do, fly around in circles? If it flew about 10 miles with a flight time of over 120 minutes, it must have covered a lot of ground ...

2 posted on 12/20/2023 2:29:27 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Ken522

That time is TOTAL flight time and distance for 69 flights…..

3 posted on 12/20/2023 2:35:25 PM PST by telescope115 (I NEED MY SPACE!!! 🔭)
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4 posted on 12/20/2023 2:56:32 PM PST by deport
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To: TChad

She’s whirling big!

5 posted on 12/20/2023 3:13:10 PM PST by Ezekiel (🆘️ "Come fly with US". Ingenuity -- because the Son of David begins with Mars ♂️, aka every man)
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To: Ezekiel

Got a question. I watched a few of the videos on the Nasa site in the link. Does anyone know if there are 360 degrees or panorama available? Surely the helicopter will shoot videos soon? All im seeing are stationary videos.

6 posted on 12/20/2023 3:34:52 PM PST by toddausauras (Trump Lake 2024....Go down swinging!)
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To: Ezekiel


7 posted on 12/20/2023 4:17:34 PM PST by Adder (End fascism...defeat all Democrats.)
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To: Adder

Today was also the day on the Jewish calendar (8 Tevet) that the Torah was translated into Greek.. aka the LXX, 70.

This was not viewed in a positive light by anyone going strictly by the Book, because how can the Torah be properly translated. Lost in translation!

I mention it because Bill and Ted must have caught enough dust in the wind for knowing that they know nothing.

They managed to reduce the Torah down to its essence:

“Be excellent to each other.”

What would the scholars have thought?



8 posted on 12/20/2023 5:58:32 PM PST by Ezekiel (🆘️ "Come fly with US". Ingenuity -- because the Son of David begins with Mars ♂️, aka every man)
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To: Ezekiel

The translation of the Torah into Greek was considered a disaster and is still observed in a fast day on the 10th of Tevet, moved from 8th of Tevet to coincide with the anniversay of some other disasters.

9 posted on 12/20/2023 6:36:07 PM PST by jjotto ( Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.)
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To: Phinneous; golux; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; SJackson
Where to start?! With a little Ingenuity:

"The end is enwedged in the beginning." ~ HaRav Ginsburgh

(קץ = 190 = נכנע)

1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth:
2. And the earth
was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep; And a wind from God hovered upon the face of the waters:
3. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light:

הארץ והארץ

is 598, is "about midnight" [כחצת הלילה],

which is about 600:

הארץ [ב] והארץ



The Right Stuff [Mars Helicopter Ingenuity, Big Mission-To-Date Summary]

December 20, 2023

One [פנס] if by land...

The Seekers - This Little Light Of Mine

27 And they told him all of Joseph's words that he had said to them, and he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, and the spirit of their father Jacob was revived.
28. And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die:

69, and 70 (LXX):

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
8 Tevet, 5784

Jewish History
Torah translated into Greek (246 BCE)
In a second attempt to translate the Torah into Greek (after an unsuccessful attempt 61 years earlier), the ruling Greek-Egyptian emperor Ptolemy gathered 72 Torah sages, had them sequestered in 72 separate rooms, and ordered them to each produce a translation. On the 8th of Tevet of the year 3515 from creation (246 BCE) they produced 72 corresponding translations, including identical changes in 13 places (where they each felt that a literal translation would constitute a corruption of the Torah's true meaning). This Greek rendition became known as the Septuagint, "of the seventy" (though later versions that carry this name are not believed to be true to the originals). Greek became a significant second language among Jews as a result of this translation. During Talmudic times, Tevet 8 was observed by some as a fast day, expressing the fear of the detrimental effect of the translation.

Daily Study

Chumash Parshat Vayigash, 4th Portion (Bereshit (Genesis) 45:28-46:7)


Bereshit (Genesis) Chapter 45
28 And Israel said, "Enough! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die."

Bereshit (Genesis) Chapter 46
1 And Israel and all that was his set out and came to Beer sheba, and he slaughtered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
2 And God said to Israel in visions of the night, and He said, "Jacob, Jacob!" And he said, "Here I am."
3 And He said, "I am God, the God of your father. Do not be afraid of going down to Egypt, for there I will make you into a great nation.
4 I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also bring you up, and Joseph will place his hand on your eyes.
5 And Jacob arose from Beer sheba, and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their young children and their wives, in the wagons Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
6 And they took their livestock and their possessions that they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and they came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him.
7 His sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters and his sons' daughters and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.

How many years can a mountain exist, before it's washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist, before they're allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my FRiends, is blowin' in the wind.

Winter solstice, 2023: Thursday, December 21, 9 Tevet 5784, when 69 is about 70. It's the big mystery that involves the "thirty-three" in verse 15, which adds up to 1316.



I might as well toss this in for the documentation as well (hey I never know):

Had and interesting dream last night. Usually a memorable dream occurs immediately prior to waking for the day. I can't recall when that hasn't been the case, except for this one.

I woke up in the middle of the night remembering all sorts of details, thinking on them and desiring to commit them to memory. Then I woke up a little before the alarm, thinking of the dream again, but the details were fast fading. Odd -- a dream memorable for its unusual timing, and for forgetting so many details. What I was left with was that

I had arrived at a place for a scheduled appointment (not sure for what, some kind of follow-up). Then as it turned out, the Messiah was the one handling the appointment. That's because he was "moonlighting" at the place one day a week, even though he had to commute over quite some distance. Thus, he was the one to take care of me. Didn't seem unusual.

The dream jumped to a of couple of days later, when I met up with a family member for a little shopping trip, or maybe it was just a casual stroll (again with forgetting details) -- nothing major. I mentioned the appointment which had been two days earlier -- on a Thursday, at either 10 or 10:30 a.m. The family member said that it was certainly no coincidence... that the man was obviously there on purpose on that day of your appointment, so he could see how you were doing, in person. That made plain sense. Ingenuity in action.

Great guy. That was awfully caring, considerate and thoughtful of him. Nothing unusual about that at all.

And just like that, he could be everywhere at once if people got the bright idea to copy him. Five stars! Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Not complicated. Abram knew how to count the stars -- *ha*kokavim -- 5 stars. Best of the best, so shall his seed would be.

It's the simple meaning, in the fullness of time.

Abram --- > Abraham

"Hei is seed for you." ~ Yosef HaTzaddik


Charley Harper -- Cardinal Courtship

(Cardinal directions)

10 posted on 12/20/2023 6:49:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (🆘️ "Come fly with US". Ingenuity -- because the Son of David begins with Mars ♂️, aka every man)
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To: jjotto
The translation of the Torah into Greek was considered a disaster

Several years ago, I had pinned down some detailed info on the timing, because this all went down right about the same time (and place) that the Pharos of Alexandria went up -- considered to be the prototype for all the lighthouses of the world.

There's always some living parable. The ones that look like opposites are the best.

As for the 10th of Tevet... thanks for the reminder. There's always so much to remember and document.

11 posted on 12/20/2023 7:04:36 PM PST by Ezekiel (🆘️ "Come fly with US". Ingenuity -- because the Son of David begins with Mars ♂️, aka every man)
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