Mars rover

Science & Technology
7:01 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

The University of Utah Hosts Mars Rover Landing Party

An artist's concept of Curiosity's descent to Mars.

You don’t have to be at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to get live, edge of your seat, coverage of a rover landing on Mars.  The rover Curiosity is set to land on the red planet Sunday night, and the public is invited to attend a Mars Rover Landing Party on the University of Utah campus. 

A video clip from NASA’s website describes the entry, descent, and landing process – or EDL – as 7 minutes of terror. 

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