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Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

“When people look at it, it looks crazy. That’s a very natural thing.”

This is a summary of the Curiosity rover’s descent plan from the top of the Martian atmosphere, from 13,000 mph to full stop with zero room for error. There’s 76 explosives, a supersonic parachute, and a completely insane skycrane involved, too.

Hooooooooly crap. At 10:31 PM, PDT, August 5th, 2012 … we will know if it worked. I can’t wait :)

Bonus: Best YouTube comment on this video? “I wish ALL my tax dollars went to NASA”

(by JPLnews)

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    month or so ago… but it’s happening today...it’s totally worth re-posting.
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    Oh my god. I canNOT wait.
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