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Friday Video: Mars Curiosity Rover takes first drive, proves out drive mechanisms

The Mars Curiosity Rover took its first drive a couple of days ago. This 2-minute NASA video discusses the successful tests of forward and backward motion and turning. It also briefly discusses the telemetry that NASA scientists and engineers are … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Coming this August, Mars touchdown. Right Now: Dramatic visualization of the touchdown

NASA’s new video calls it “7 minutes of terror.” It’s the seven minutes needed to enter Mars’ atmosphere, aerobrake, parachute, and then hover using rocket thrusters while lowering the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars using “the skycrane maneuver.” … Continue reading

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