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Red afternoon

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curious primates
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email from Mars.

Curiosity Lands on Mars
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 01:32:54 AM EDT

NASA’s Curiosity rover has landed on Mars! Its descent-stage retrorockets fired, guiding it to the surface. Nylon cords lowered the rover to the ground in the “sky crane” maneuver. When the spacecraft sensed touchdown, the connecting cords were severed, and the descent stage flew out of the way. The time of day at the landing site is mid-afternoon — about 3 p.m. local Mars time at Gale Crater. First images arrived via email.

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Red afternoon

Standard

curious primates
looking at the red planet-
email from Mars.

Curiosity Lands on Mars
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 01:32:54 AM EDT

NASA’s Curiosity rover has landed on Mars! Its descent-stage retrorockets fired, guiding it to the surface. Nylon cords lowered the rover to the ground in the “sky crane” maneuver. When the spacecraft sensed touchdown, the connecting cords were severed, and the descent stage flew out of the way. The time of day at the landing site is mid-afternoon — about 3 p.m. local Mars time at Gale Crater. First images arrived via email.

20120806-004906.jpg