Voila! They did it and here’s a snap shot from the live video feed just moments ago!
HUM-DINGA! Imagine the sound of that explosion! It must have sounded like this…
YES! THAT LOUD! Just as Firefly, BUY IT, WATCH IT, LOOOOOVE IT – see the movie in September, shows there is no sound in space! A-maze-ing! We hurled a washing machine at a comet and filmed it. Whooohooo!
Deep Impact Mission Events Earth-receive time (in PDT)
July 2, 11:07 p.m: Impactor released into comet’s path
July 3, 9:22 p.m.: 1st impactor targeting maneuver
July 3, 10:17 p.m.: 2nd impactor targeting maneuver
July 3, 10:39 p.m.: 3rd impactor targeting maneuver (as needed)
July 3, 10:52 p.m.: (+ or – 3 min.): Impact with Tempel 1
July 3, 11:05 p.m.: Flyby goes into shield mode
July 3, 11:06 p.m.: Flyby’s closest approach to Tempel 1