JPL’s Adam Steltzner Narrates Curiosity’s Landing Choreography

Article written: 24 Aug , 2012
Updated: 4 Jan , 2016

This video provides a step-by-step explanation of the choreography needed to land NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. It starts with a computer simulation from NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System program and uses actual images from Curiosity’s Mars Descent Imager. It ends with a high-resolution color image from Curiosity’s Mast Camera. Entry, Descent and Landing team leader Adam Steltzner provides the play-by-play commentary.

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  1. zetetic elench says

    excellent infographic narrative. when’s the imax version?

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