NASA’s newest rover, Curiosity, is scheduled to land on Mars tonight at 10:31pm Pacific Time. For any of you who are interested I believe a live feed will be broadcast on YahooLive or try NASA TV online and it may also appear on the NASA channel if your cable provided offers it. According to the NASA TV schedule coverage will begin about 8:00pm PST.
While the rover is set to land on the surface of the red planet about 10:30, it will take around 14 minutes to receive confirmation as to whether or not that part of the mission was successful. A nail biting delay for everyone involved with the project but anyone who’s been watching NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, long delays are nothing new.
I kid! I kid! 🙂
But in the meantime, and for those who had not a clue that NASA was even sending anything to Mars let alone a nuclear power dune buggy, have a look at the video below to see what to expect from the landing and Curiosity’s long-term mission.
Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover [Latest Updates & countdown clock]