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7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover’s Risky Mars Landing | Video

June 23, 2012

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory Rover lands on Mars in August 2012

Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory Rover – inside the Cleanroom at KSC. Credit Ken Kremer

MARS Curiosity’s heat shield and back shell payload hazardous servicing facility NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida 2010

Mars Curiosity’s back shell powered descent vehicle Nasa’s Mars Science Laboratory carries a parachute radar antennas calculate rover’s descent speed and altitude NASA JPL Caltech

7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover’s Risky Mars Landing | Video

NASA’s Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that will make an unprecedented Mars landing on Aug. 5, 2012. See how the risky maneuver will keep rover team members in suspense for 7 fateful minutes. Credit: NASA

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