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How to Land Safely On Mars - Instant Egghead #17

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Published on Aug 2, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the days after this video was posted, the Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars. You can read all about it here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/art...

On August 5th (or 6th, depending on your time zone) NASA plans to land the Curiosity rover on Mars. First, they'll have to overcome incredible speeds and the Martian atmosphere. Scientific American editor John Matson explains how.

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