Mars in a Minute: How Hard is it to Land Curiosity on Mars?

by Nancy Atkinson on August 1, 2012

Landing on Mars is hard, and Curiosity’s upcoming and dramatic landing will likely be the most difficult and nail-biting part of the whole mission. This 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows step-by-step what it takes to touch down successfully.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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