Curiosity’s 7 Minutes of Terror!!! (Because Catholics Can Dig Science)

It doesn’t get much cooler than this…

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Those guys know how to make a great video, huh? I reckon they’ll be chewing on Rolaids when that is actually happening. Man, there’s a lot of moving parts involved in this landing (scheduled for 0131 on Monday morning Eastern Time). I’ll be praying that this evolution goes off without a hitch.

One of the things I miss about living in Southern California is the annual Open House at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.That’s where my family fell in love with Spirit and Opportunity, the little Mars rovers that could. Got two hours? Throw this video up on your internet connected television. It’s a lot like being at the Open House.

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In my humble opinion, the taxpayer dollars we spend on the programs JPL manages are well worth the cost.