Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Curiosity to Mars

NASA has gone all science-fictiony again - way past the Looney Tunes idea of bouncy ball airbags.

Check out this 5-minute video explaining how the Curiosity rover will get to the red planet (teaser: it involves a sky crane!).  The video is two minutes shorter than the time span of terror that NASA scientists and engineers will experience this weekend as they wait to find out if the newest Mars rover touched down safe and sound.

It's a safe bet that I'll be glued to my NASA app for this...