Curiosity’s Landing on Mars

After a journey of over eight months, Curiosity is scheduled to land on Mars this Sunday, August 5th at 10:31 pm PDT. Check out this video that explains how exciting, challenging, and complex this landing will be. All I can tell you is that the 7 minutes that it takes to get from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars are being described as the 7 minutes of Terror. When will we know if we made it to the surface safely or not? It will take 14 minutes for a communication signal to travel from Mars back to Earth!

It might look like science fiction but it truly is just real science and engineering

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