NASA Has New Video of Mars Rover Landing

Agency stitches together high-res frames
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 23, 2012 2:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Viewers can now relive the drama of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars with a new video detailing the final moments of touchdown. NASA posted the video today on its website, embedded with audio from mission control. It starts with the heat shield falling away. The ground grows larger in view as Curiosity is lowered by cables into an ancient Martian crater. "Touchdown confirmed" is heard, followed by cheers. (The rover took its first test drive yesterday.)

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