As you’ve probably gleaned by now, for NASA followers and fans, to say nothing of the casual observer, the mission is a must-see event. You may be thinking, “That’s great, but where can I watch it?” well you can watch the live Mars Curisoity landing here live at www.coolinterestingstuff.com
It “will be the most complex and hair-raising in planetary history.” And for the mission? It is, “the most ambitious, the most costly ($2.5 billion) and the most high-stakes mission ever to another planet.”
Other superlatives include the fact that Curiosity is the largest and heaviest human-made object to land on Mars, a critical step if humans are ever to visit the planet. Curiosity is also the first rover to search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet — the first since the Viking Missions of the ’70s.
Saturday, August 4 NASA Previews Mars Landing 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT NASA Science News Conference – Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Mission Status and Entry, Descent and Landing Overview
Sunday, Aug. 5 NASA Mars Rover Update 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. PDT NASA Science News Conference Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Pre-Landing News Conference – Rover Communication overview
Sunday, Aug. 5 NASA Previews Mars Landing 3 to 4 p.m. PT NASA Science News Conference – NASA Science Mission Directorate
Sunday, August 5 NASA Mars Rover Landing 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. PT Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage and Commentary #1 – Entry Decent and Landing
Sunday, August 5 NASA Mars Rover News No earlier than 11:15 p.m. PT NASA Science News Conference: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Post-Landing News Conference.