On August 6th, the Mars Science Laboratory will attempt a landing on Mars. While we’ve landed spacecraft on the surface of Mars before, this landing is a bit different. The spacecraft team has crafted a great video explaining the whole process. It’s an amazing engineering feat when you think about what it needs to deal with and accomplish all under computer control as a signal from the landing MSL will take 14 minutes to reach Earth.
While space exploration has been dealt a blow with the end of the shuttle program with no successor, this is a worthy event to follow. Maybe they’ll discover pyramids on Mars.
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