Mars or Bust

The new Mars rover, Curiosity (or more technically, the Mars Science Laboratory) will reach the Red Planet around midnight on Sunday, August 5th. As far as landings go, this one will be a doozie.

Checkout this NASA video, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher of Star Trek fame), explaining the extraordinary steps that have to unfold just to get the rover on the ground.

Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes according to plan!

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