Monday, August 6, 2012

Video: Mars rover Curiosity lands on Red Planet after '7 minutes of terror'

Congrats to all involved, many years of prep for this moment.


Curiosity the largest rover so far to land on Mars has landed safely. I am always amazed at the people behind this type of work amazes me. You spend close to a decade to prepare for a moment where everything could go wrong and all your hard work is for nothing. The joy and relief must be absolutely intense. Considering the above and beyond success of the other rovers, I have no doubt that this project will produce some amazing science.

Size comparison of the rovers

Here is a good animation of the landing!

Lots of images here

Update, first image.....

Yea I know it's from another rover, but love it anyways!

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