Earth’s latest emissary in space is about to touch down, destination Mars. Curiosity has traveled 557 million kilometers in 8 months (launched November 2011) only to be perched delicately in space ready for 7 minutes of terror, the descent to the surface of Mars from space.
With the tension building to a crescendo, NASA are listening intently for the signs of a successful landing, the call back that will cause one enormous sign of relief. Possibly one of the most watched NASA events in many years, Curiosity at the very least has achieved just that.
To celebrate the occasion NASA has released the Grand Entrance videos, with Wil Wheaton and William Shatner presenting the radical landing procedure along with a little background on Curiosity’s mission. Both video’s are presented for you viewing pleasure, choose your NASA flavor, Wheaton or Shatner.