Curiosity is expected to land on the red planet within an hour and will perform one of the most nail-biting landing procedures ever performed on another planet. The one-ton car-sized rover is the largest lander ever sent to Mars which makes landing such a huge device a challenge. The 14 minute communications delay towards and back from Mars also doesn’t help dampen the tension. I do hope everything goes according to plan. Below is a rundown video showing how Curiosity will land.
Excited? I sure am! Actually, I’m stoked! If you’re like me you should go to NASA’s live stream and watch the news as it becomes available. Due to communications delays we might not know of Curiosity’s fate until later on but let’s hope for the best!