|NASA's Curiosity rover parachutes to Mars in a photo taken by the Mars Reconnaissance orbiter.|
VIDEO: Team member on impact of rover landing
White House Science Adviser John Holdren said the landing was "an unprecedented, technological tour de force. It will stand as an American point of pride far into the future."
Before the Mars Science Laboratory, aka Curiosity, can begin exploring Gale Crater (as shown in this artist's conception), the rover will have to survive a landing NASA calls seven minutes of terror (see video).
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