Mars Landing: NASA's Curiosity Rover Safely Touches Down

Curiosity, NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory rover, has made a safe landing on the surface of the red planet after an eight month, 352-million-mile journey. NASA says it received a signal from the Curiosity rover after a plunge through the Martian atmosphere described as "seven minutes of terror." Cheers and applause broke out at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory just after 1:30 a.m. EDT Monday when the first signal came that the rover had landed successfully. "Touchdown confirmed,"...Full Story
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