NASA Curiosity Mars Rover – Live Landing Event | Video

By - August 6th, 2012

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

Planning really started in 2004 when NASA asked for proposals submissions for its third-generation Mars rover program. Eight years later and at a cost of close to $2.5 billion, the Mars Science Lab is in the final phase of descent to the Red Planet. Around 40 minutes from now, the Mars Science Lab with its Curiosity Mars Rover will begin the so-called “Seven Minutes of Terror“, a four part automated landing sequence the required 500,000 lines of computer codes. The reason being is because of Curiosity‘s weight and size. Packed to the brim with nearly ten times as much scientific instruments as the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, including 17 cameras and even a nuclear powerplant, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory decided to employ a new landing method. After a guided entry through Mars’ thin atmosphere, a supersonic parachute will slow the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) system from 3.6 miles/second to around 1,500 feet/second. Then comes a powered descent, where rocket thrusters will slow the EDL further. The process allows radar to search for a flat surface and the deployment of Sky Crane, a hovering platform that will lower the Curiosity Mars Rover to the surface. All the while, NASA would not know if the landing is a success or not.

To see this historical event take place live, you can join thousands of space buffs around the U.S., including those standing in front of the Time Squares Jumbotron, now at the live broadcast from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory TV.

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NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover   Live Landing Event | Video

6 comments
ZygnomicTerrorism
ZygnomicTerrorism

There was very little public opinion of where the curiosity rover would be sent to on mars. it would seem all the public interest was on Hale Crater. I wonder if the missions are steered around Hale Crater cause of establishment's already existing on mars since the 1970's. and why the public is kept in the dark, while we are the people who make it possible for NASA to exist there are president's of other countries and other high ranking officials of other countries around the world whom are foreign to us that are allowed to know this. the trip to mars in comparison to the moon is only a matter of travel time as the difference. although mars is much easier to live on then the moon. it's all being done for the second time and it's taking way too long for the reality of travel to mars and man inhibiting mars to be a reality to the publiss. all that effort to mfg ultra secret government data on mars only to have it undermined and reverse engineered against us. who is\was the fool in charge of that. who ever it was has failed the people of the united states. 

specialagentpendrell
specialagentpendrell

 @ZygnomicTerrorism Wow, thanks for the totally nonsensical incoherent rant. The rest of us are getting back to reading about the actual mission now, in reality. Come join us!

ZygnomicTerrorism
ZygnomicTerrorism

 @specialagentpendrell

 I wondered why you had called my comment a rant. It seems as though the government has it backword's cause they have war commerse fom private defense manufacturer's and contractor's that are the demogorgon's of war time manopolies so they conspire through lieing jacobin synoptic administrations and oversight ommittee's that assault the world untill someone attack's us merely so they can label it treeoeism to feul their war commerce benchmark's and earmarks. seeing as how NASA is still government it should be made private and the defense needs to be government non profit. that is all I'm saying and you called it a rant. what's up with that?.

ZygnomicTerrorism
ZygnomicTerrorism

 @specialagentpendrell  @ZygnomicTerrorism

In reality it need's to be scrubbed. cause we allready inhabit mars and the Ultra Secret government lie's to us too much already so why even go there again? and as for your hollow and meaningless brain fart of an invitation, join what?. a worthless endeavor that uses up money the private sector could use. and if you support that you're nonsensically cacodoxic. often times second hand intelligence is retarded such as calling my comment a rant. why would I ever want to join false people. 

ZygnomicTerrorism
ZygnomicTerrorism

 @specialagentpendrell most of my hadrship's are the product of  your nazzi MkUltra same as the suicide bomber's and school shooter's. so why encourage N.A.S.A to become another Underwriter's Hierarchy. the new way to spell nasuh is N.A.S.U.H.  Noological Astrophysic's of Sadomasochist Underwriter's of the Hierarchies. where you and your wallydrag wiseacre plight comes from. bad grammar!?, but you know what I'm saying and I would bet you mean that as a slur. I don't want any of your jacobin wiseacre terrorist group's claiming to be a "human development groop" trying to use me as their token. it sound's as though you have read all about your iniquity on my yahoo account. ZygnomicPerduellion@yahoo.com and you're trying to pretend that you have no retention in reading it. that's prety brave of you seeing as how all your friends are a demon-ocratic synoptic administrqation that uses MkUltra and it's perduellious paromologist's to start commerce wars to get filthy rich from their ill gotten earmarks and benchmarks to the tune of hundreds of billion's of dollars, no wonder their psychically exacerbating the global populate. the MkUltra psychic synoptic acculturates engineering psychic terrorism to broadcast onto the people of the world and then labeling the people they assault terrorists cause they had a human reaction in rightfully striking back at what keeps assaulting them. the people are sorry that you're a special agent. you fail and I'm sure the people should not support people such as your self. all focus should be on the perduellions MkUltra that is still causing terrorism around the world Heil Hitler!.

specialagentpendrell
specialagentpendrell

 @ZygnomicTerrorism  @specialagentpendrell Good job, you've managed to further show off your staggering ability to cook up fabricated gibberish. You're either a truly inept troll or someone who needs to go back to elementary school. Even the worst trolls can come up with something - anything - to try and back up their nonsense, but all you have is poor spelling, poor grammar, and lack of basic reading comprehension.