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7 Minutes of Terror - Landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars

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This is the official EDL (Entry, descent and landing) video for the Mars Curiosity rover, scheduled to land August 5th, 2012. EDL is referred to as the "7 minutes of terror" because it takes 7 minutes to reach the Martian surface from the top of the atmosphere and the entire entry, descent and landing process is so incredibly complex that if just one small thing goes wrong, it's all over for the entire mission. Credits for "7 Minutes": Featuring: Adam Steltzner, Tom Rivellini, Miguel San Martin, Anita Sengupta, Steve Lee Producer, Director, Editor, Camera: John Beck Hofmann MSL EDL Animation: Kevin Lang, Kevin Hussey Motion Graphics: Eric Tozzi Gale Flyover: Jason Craig Clock/Orbit Animation: Scott Hulme Music: John Beck Hofmann MSL Blueprints, CAD Models, Graphics: Courtesy Steve Sell, Allen Chen