Mars Rover to Attempt Difficult Landing on Red Planet Tonight

Mars Rover to Attempt Difficult Landing on Red Planet Tonight

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Mars Rover Curiosity NASAAfter eight months traveling millions of miles, NASA’s largest and most complex rover ever will attempt a difficult and complicated Mars landing tonight, August 5.

The landing—or the crash—should be confirmed by about at 10:31 PDT (that’s 1:31 EDT on August 6). Here’s what you may want to know about this venture.

The rover, named “Curiosity,” and its spacecraft will plummet into the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph, then use a huge parachute to slow its decent to about 200 mph.

(WATCH the great video from VOA –  READ the story at PC World)

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