‘Touchdown confirmed’: NASA Rover Curiosity lands on Mars, beams back photo of own shadow

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past.

Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory late Sunday after the most high-tech interplanetary rover ever built signaled it had survived a harrowing plunge through the thin Mars atmosphere.

“Touchdown confirmed,” said engineer Allen Chen. “We’re safe on Mars.”

Read it all. This video is very helpful in terms of what was going on into the landing--watch it all.

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Posted August 6, 2012 at 5:05 am

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1. Kendall Harmon wrote:

Congratulations to NASA and all who were involved, this is a spectacular achievement.

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