At 10:31 p.m. PDT on Sun., Aug. 5, 2012, the Curiosity rover will attempt to land in Mars's Gale Crater. -- Its mission: to search for life, study Mars's climate and geology, and collect data for a future manned mission. -- A five-minute video posted recently by JPL News dramatizes the stupendous technical feat that the attempted soft landing on the surface of the Red Planet of the 2,000-pound Mars Science Laboratory, as Curiosity is also known, represents. ...
CHALLENGES OF GETTING TO MARS: CURIOSITY'S SEVEN MINUTES OF TERROR
By JPL News
June 22, 2012
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