NASA Enlists Shatner to Explain Risky Mars Landing

Rover Curiosity arrives late tomorrow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2012 8:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is scheduled to touch down tomorrow night on a two-year mission, and who better than Captain Kirk to explain all? The space agency has William Shatner detail what it expects to happen, including the Hollywood-esque "seven minutes of terror" that precedes the landing, reports SkyNews. If Kirk doesn't cut it for you, another Trekkie, actor Wil Wheaton, also made a video. (Read more Mars stories.)

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