Science and Exploration

The Challenge of Landing on Mars

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 25, 2012
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The Challenge of Landing on Mars
Entry into Mars's atmosphere.

Team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. The newest Mars rover is expected to touch down on Mars on Monday, August 6 at approximately 1:30 a.m. EDT for people on the east coast and 10:30 p.m. PDT on Sunday, August 5th on the west coast.

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