NASA Releases Video Of Curiosity's Martian Descent
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - NASA has released a low-resolution video of the Curiosity rover during the final few minutes of its descent to the Martian surface.
The video showed the protective heat shield falling away as the rover plummeted through the Mars' atmosphere, and dust was being kicked up as it was lowered by cables inside a crater.
Curiosity successfully executed the new landing routine Sunday night and has since returned a flood of pictures.
The mission team is awaiting for full-resolution frames of the descent - a process that would take some time. Once they're sent back, it'll be the first full glimpse of a spacecraft landing on another world.
The video can be found on NASA's website.
- "Curiosity" Lands on Mars
- Penn St. Trustee: Joe Paterno's Legacy 'Marred'
- Dash Cam Video Released from Mayor Craig Lowe's DUI Arrest
- NASA's Newest Robotic Explorer On Its Way To The Moon
- Video Shows Zimmerman's Account of Deadly Fight
- Mars Lander Touches Down
- Video Released in Croslin-Cummings Drug Case
- Video Released on UF Student Shot by Police
- School Bus Brawl: Video Released
- Racist rant turned apology - Gainesville High teen releases new video