7 Minutes of Terror

If you didn’t catch NASA’s Curiosity rover landing on Mars the other day – after an 8.5 month transit, it went through the most insane Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) sequence ever:

I watched it live on NASA TV (via the XBox 360 Live Event thingy) with my heart in my mouth the entire landing – and it was AWESOME! =D

Read more about the EDL sequence: http://www.spaceflight101.com/msl-landing-special.html

Watch a capture of the live JPL stream below:

Just incredible.

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