Video courtesy of NASA/JPL/MSSS – Compiled by Spaceflight 101
This video is a higher-quality version of the MARDI imagery released showing the heat shield falling away and the rover’s descent to the surface of Mars.
The Sky Crane lowering Curiosity to the surface of Mars. It was the most complicated landing system NASA’s used for a planetary mission. Image Credit: NASA/JPL
We’ve all seen the “7 minutes of Terror” video. It’s exciting and it brilliantly captures just how complicated the one-ton Curiosity rover’s landing system is. What the video […]