View Full Version : Curiosity’s Landing Leftovers

2013-Mar-03, 12:00 AM
During its “seven minutes of terror” landing on August 6, 2012, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory dropped quite a few things down onto the Martian surface: pieces from the cruise stage, a heat shield, a parachute, the entry capsule’s backshell, a sky crane, one carefully-placed rover (obviously) and also eight tungsten masses — weights used for [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/100409/curiositys-landing-leftovers/)