- Curiosity has landed
- Curiosity descent
- Systems check
- Curiosity's first drive
- Navigation update
- Discovery: Streambed
- First CheMin results
- Preparation for holidays
- Calcium-rich deposits found
- Results of first drilling
- Mars' bygone atmosphere
- 'Spring Break' over: commanding resumes
- Rover ready to switch gears
- Trek to Mt. Sharp begins
- Dating younger rocks
- Curiosity completes its first martian year
- A softer trek to mount sharp
- A taste of mount sharp
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- I thought they would be 7 minutes behind in reality?(7 votes)
- Would the parashoot just fall on the rover?(4 votes)
- No it will not. If you look in the "Entry, Descent, Landing" video, the rockets divert the rover away from the parachute.(11 votes)
- I thought that they couldn't get the data information that Curiosity had landed until about 7 minutes after the things had happened? In this video it didn't look like that happened. And how did they get the video of Curiosity landing? Or is that a computer generated representation of it?(4 votes)
- Everything they see is delayed. So they follow the action in real-time just 7 minutes delayed.
The film is just a representation of.(8 votes)
- why did you want to make curiosity land on mars?(5 votes)
- Have rovers ever been destroyed by anything?(3 votes)
- Yes, many rovers have been destroyed when it tried to land on the surface of Venus.
The rovers were destroyed due to the high atmospheric pressure of Venus which is about 90 atmos which is equal to the pressure that is experienced at the depth of 1km underwater
and also because of the high temperature which is equal to the boiling point of lead.(6 votes)
- what was the first rover or machine that landed on another planet? which planet did it land on, and how long did it last?(4 votes)
- - The first spacecraft to impact somewhere other than Earth was the Luna 2 mission in 1959, which was intentionally crashed into the Moon.
- The first spacecraft to successfully land softly somewhere other than Earth was the Luna 9 unmanned lunar lander mission in 1966.
- The first spacecraft to impact another planet was the Venera 3 mission, which lost communication with Earth before it was supposed to land on Venus.
- The first spacecraft to successfully land on another planet was the Venera 7 mission to Venus in 1970. It survived on the surface for 23 minutes.(3 votes)
- how can the rover atomaticly take out the wheels by self when it lands(2 votes)
- why does nasa say sol 100 or sol 2(2 votes)
- The length of a day on Mars is about 40 min longer than that of a day on Earth, so they call days on Mars "sols" to avoid any confusion.(1 vote)
Things are looking good. Coming up on entry Vehicle reports entry interface We're beginning to feel the atmosphere as we go in here Alright, it is reporting that we are seeing G's on the order of 11 or 12 earth G's Bank reversal 2 is starting We are now getting telemetry from Odyssey We should have parachute deploy around Mach 1.7 Parachute has deployed We are decelerating Heat shield has separated, we are locked on the ground We're down to 90 meters per second at an altitude of 6.5 kilometers and descending Standing by for backshell separation We are in powered flight We are at altitude 1 kilometer and descending Standing by for sky crane Sky crane is starting Signal from Odyssey remains strong Touchdown confirmed! We're safe on Mars! cheering, applause We got thumbnails. It's a wheel! It's a wheel! Music