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Mars "Curiosity" Rover Landing: August 2012

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The NASA's JPL team detail the challenging atmosphere entry & landing facing "Curiosity" Mars rover in August. Source: "Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror" Published: June 22nd 2012 by JPLnews Produced, Directed & Edited by John Beck Hofmann Graphics by Eric Tozzi Animation by Kevin Lang Music by John Beck Hofmann "Curiosity" Wheeled Robot Rover Pt 1:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2B-6oCNqZM "Curiosity" Wheeled Robot Rover Pt 2:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFN8aYv1L9o Background, interviews & Animation http://www.youtube.com/user/JPLnews#p/u http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/ http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia15101.html Sat, 26 Nov 2011 Liftoff was on time at 1002 hrs EST from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It separated, exactly as planned, from the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that started it on its journey to the Red Planet. The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Suite on board the rover addresses the present & past habitability of Mars. SAM has three instruments: Mass Spectrometer (QMS) Gas Chromatograph (GC) & Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) Details here: http://msl-scicorner.jpl.nasa.gov/Instruments/SAM/