NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission planned on or close to Aug.5, 2012

Dong & Gladys Blog

Hi friends,

Just an outstanding video rendering of a $2.5 billion project from the NASA that will start next week far away from troubled-earth on planet March.

If you have 15 minutes to spare and a fast connection, then enjoy 2 YouTube HD videos:

When NASA’s newest and largest robotic rover lands on Mars early Monday morning, it will use a supersonic parachute, a tether and rockets to safely alight 350 million miles from home.

Seven minutes will elapse between the time the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere and the time it touches down on the planet’s surface. NASA engineers say this will be the seven scariest minutes of the mission.

“Entry, descent and landing is referred to as the ‘seven minutes of terror’ because we’ve got literally seven minutes to get from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars, going from 13,000 miles an hour to…

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