Curiosity, Mars, Mars Science Laboratory

Watch the Nail-biting 7 Minutes of Terror in JPL’s Mission Control

6 Aug , 2012 by Video

Live through the tense moments of waiting to find out if the Curiosity rover made it safely to Mars’ surface and the joy and elation of six more wheels on Mars.

UPDATE: Shortly after we posted this NASA video late last night/early this morning of the events that took place in JPL’s mission Control, it was taken down in due to a copyright claim by Scripps Local News. As you can see in the comments below, everyone was wondering how public domain footage from NASA could be copyrighted. Motherboard and Gizmodo uncovered what actually happened in Scripps’ “zealous takedown spree,” wrote Gizmodo. “They have a history of this sort of thing. The video has since gone back up, but it stands a particular egregious example of the way YouTube’s Content ID system allows third parties to shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to takedowns.” Read more about it at those two links.

And thanks to Raam Dev who supplied a back-up version of the events that we could post in the interim. His video is below.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.


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Chesire
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August 6, 2012 7:23 AM

the video has been taken down :/

Steve Webb
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August 6, 2012 7:31 AM

Scripps pulled that video. Is there another copy of it anywhere?

Daniel Koganas
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August 6, 2012 7:45 AM

this videos could help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E88d4e1gYh0 and

Manuel Falcon
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Manuel Falcon
August 6, 2012 7:54 AM

That sucks.

Jacek B.
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Jacek B.
August 6, 2012 7:58 AM

What copyright?! This is a NASA and/or JPL mission, no f**k Scripps!

DrFlimmer
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DrFlimmer
August 6, 2012 10:05 AM

Now that’s nice! smile

Jared Akers
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August 6, 2012 12:16 PM

What an inspiring moment in history. Hearing the words “touchdown confirmed, we’re safe on mars” almost brought me to tears.

Thex1138
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Thex1138
August 6, 2012 12:36 PM

The eagle has landed!

Aqua4U
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August 6, 2012 4:02 PM

So cool…. I was up until 1:30 a.m. PST watching the UT stream and NASA TV. In a word? YIPPEE! GO Curiosity!

Mean_deviatioN
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Mean_deviatioN
August 7, 2012 4:42 AM

I agree! Apparently flawless execution. Congrats to all concerned…and I didn’t even have my fingers crossed. And I was up WAY past 4:00pm AEST!

Bunnyman09
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Bunnyman09
August 6, 2012 6:10 PM

Stunning, historic event. What incredible technology! Soft-landing on Mars then getting images minutes later? Simply astonishing.

dontknownotsure
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dontknownotsure
August 7, 2012 7:07 AM

It is funny because the landing have already happened at least 14 mins ago and those worries in the control room seems a bit pointless since it is totally automated. Failure or not, they are no longer in direct control at that point.

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