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Fraser
2012-Jun-22, 08:10 PM
The folks at NASA/JPL posted this amazing video to their YouTube channel today, highlighting the incredible engineering feat it will be to land the Curiosity Rover onto the surface of Mars. Because of Curiosity’s weight and size, the traditional “airbag” method isn’t going to cut it. Instead, Curiosity will be lowered gently to the surface [...]

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Swift
2012-Jun-23, 03:43 AM
Very cool video. Maybe a little bit over-dramatic.

Van Rijn
2012-Jun-23, 09:55 AM
Yeesh. That's the sort of video you show after the two billion dollar rover lands successfully, and would never, ever show if it crashes. If it would fail, I think that video would get a ridiculous amount of publicity. I can hear it now: 'A prophetic video, and they couldn't even spell "code" correctly.'