NASA’s probe, Curiosity, sent seven years ago on a mission to Mars, landed on Mars last night, pulling off what the actual scientists who designed it describe as a crazy idea . Learn about the probe, and the crazy plan that landed it in the following video, then see the reaction of the crew in the next video as they received word that it worked.
Very cool stuff.
The excitement, joy and triumph was palpable, and very exciting to watch. See the last few minutes before we received confirmation of the landing and the reactions upon confirmation.
The status reports NASA received as Curiousity was landing was transmitted from a camera in orbit around Mars. Learn about the incredible journey of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched four years ago, in the next video.