NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Landing Videos

This photograph, from, is from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter at the moment when the parachute opened during the landing process as the NASA Curiosity rover was slowing down to land on Mars.

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What was meant to happen during the landing process:

A video from within the headquarters during the landing process and the first images as they are transmitted back from the rover. This is such an amazing video showing all of the stages and the tension build up and release when it lands:



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