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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation

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Published on Jun 24, 2011

This 11-minute animation depicts key events of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, which will launch in late 2011 and land a rover, Curiosity, on Mars in August 2012. A shorter 4-minute version of this animation, with narration, is also available on our youtube page.

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willowfinearts
One small rove for robot one giant rove for robot kind .
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Hà Phi Hùng
More money on things like this and less money on the military.
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Taraalcar
I still can't believe this actually worked
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Jefferson Meneses
Yeah it works... Since i donno..
Mike Parry
This reminds me of an alternative opening scene to Wall-E
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bubblinbrownsugar616
The silence after it lands.....beautiful and scary at the same time.
TheCoffeybeans
Yeah SCIENCE
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ThePocketsMcgraw
It is incredible, at least to me, that human beings made this happen. That real, fallible, imperfect people were able to do this. The sheer absurdity of taking on a monumental task, and the arrogance to believe it could actually be done must surely be motivating factor for the engineers of NASA. I've watched Seven Minutes of Terror hundreds of times, and still can not wrap my brain around it. I truly believe the success of this project to be one of mankind's  greatest achievements.
GeoffAAA
it would be ironic if we introduced earth bacteria to a dead planet that had never had life whilst looking for signs of life on said planet... then our civilization collapsed... mars life adapted into intelligent beings and sent a probe to earth (the now dead planet) looking for signs of life.
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Eric
Silly animation: there's no sound in space!
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