NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

Great day for  mankind. We are finally there. NASA has again proved itself that it is not impossible to  achieve even the toughest. The robotic explorer Curiosity that was being built by NASA for years has finally landed safely   on mars and started beaming images back to earth.

It was NASA’s seventh landing on Earth’s neighbour; many other attempts by the U.S. and other countries to zip past, circle or set down on Mars have gone awry.

The Journey to Mars took more than eight months and spanned 352 million miles. The Toughest part of the journey? The landing. Because Curiosity weighs nearly a ton, engineers drummed up a new and more controlled way to set the rover down.

The nuclear-powered Curiosity, the size of a small car, is packed with scientific tools, cameras and a weather station. It sports a robotic arm with a power drill, a laser that can zap distant rocks, a chemistry lab to sniff for the chemical building blocks of life and a detector to measure dangerous radiation on the surface.

It also tracked radiation levels during the journey to help NASA better understand the risks astronauts could face on a future manned trip.

The arrival was an engineering break through , debuting never-before-tried acrobatics packed into “seven minutes of terror” as Curiosity sliced through the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph.

Checkout the video . Man this is what is called planning  :O

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2 Responses to “NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars”

  1. Selva says:

    It is a truly a remarkable achievement by NASA.

    The Video news shows the planning, hardwork and team-work behind this achievement..

  2. Preethi says:

    Superb sir. Thanks for sharing

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