Tuesday, August 7, 2012


This full-resolution color image shows the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover, snapped by the Mars Descent Imager, or MARDI, during the rover's journey to the Martian surface Sunday night. (NASA / AFP/Getty Images / August 8, 2012)

YouTube video: Curiosity Has Landed

Published on Aug 6, 2012 by 
Relive the nail-biting terror and joy as NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). See and hear the team inside JPL mission control along with a visualization of the spacecraft's entry, descent and landing.

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