MSL Curiosity selfie on the surface of Mars. Image: NASA/JPL/Cal-Tech

Curiosity’s Awesome Landing “Trailer”

6 Aug , 2012 by

This short compilation video is a great overview of all the action on landing night for the Curiosity rover: Suspense, intrigue and definitely a happy ending. Only this “made for movie theater”-like trailer really happened.

UPDATE: We’ve gotten comments and questions that some people can’t see the video above, so we’ve added the You Tube version, below.

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Olaf
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Olaf
August 6, 2012 6:44 PM

It has been a very long time since I became emotional by watching a science clip.

Francisco Javier Aguila Aguayo
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August 6, 2012 7:01 PM

woah such an amazing compilation, looking forward to what things msl will discover razz

enceladus obvious
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enceladus obvious
August 6, 2012 7:41 PM

Salute to those guys out there!!

Kevin Frushour
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August 6, 2012 7:46 PM

I don’t see anything. Just the text, no video box.

Kevin Frushour
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August 6, 2012 9:03 PM

Ah! My noscript blocked it.

Stan Taylor
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August 6, 2012 7:53 PM

And Curiosity STICKS THE LANDING!

Al Hall
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Al Hall
August 6, 2012 8:52 PM

It looks like a 10.00 to me….

henk
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henk
August 6, 2012 8:32 PM

What a great video to watch. I hope we will learn a lot from mars

Andrew Rowe
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August 6, 2012 10:36 PM

Well done to jpl and NASA. An emotional event worthy of a gold medal

Chuma Agogbua
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August 7, 2012 4:50 AM

I wouldn’t call it a happy ending…more like a happy begining. Congrats and a job well done to NASA!

Mich48
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Mich48
August 7, 2012 5:04 AM

Worth the cost of a movie ticket. Earth will never be the same; You can’t say that about mars.

Lord Haw-Haw.
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Lord Haw-Haw.
August 7, 2012 9:00 AM

Sociologists could learn much from this video clip, if only every workplace environment had such an enthralling atmosphere as the staff at JPL……….

armonia
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armonia
August 7, 2012 4:23 PM

It’s so hard to believe this is not science fiction, this is not some speculative video on robotics – it’s our own Curiosity finding her way down to Gale Crater on the surface of Mars. Well done NASA/JPL!

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