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Monday, June 25, 2012

How Curiosity will Land on Mars Without Airbags...

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Seven minutes of terror as curiosity decelerates from 13,000 MPH to 0 MPH in an atmosphere that is thick enough to damage but too thin to slow the craft enough for landing.

This thing weighs like a ton  BTW.

No bouncing airbags here:





I liked the air bags, but this looks and feels like real Science Fiction from the movies..





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