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Next Launch SMAP on a Delta II 7320 rocket from Vandenberg AFB, CA
scheduled for:
31 Jan 15 14:20:42 GMT
31 Jan 15 6:20:42 PST
31 Jan 15 9:20:42 Eastern

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MSL's Descent Captured Via MARDI

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.

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Curiosity's Landing: The View From Inside (the Press Hall)

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 […]