First Video of Curiosity Rover Shows Its Exciting Descent to Mars [Video]

By Jesus Diaz, GizmodoAugust 06, 2012 at 08:02PM

This video covers the last two and a half minutes of Curiosity’s descent from her point of view. It’s made of 297 frames captured during the landing. You can see the thermal shield being jettisoned and the wheel of the rover as it’s being dropped by the skycrane. More »