In 44 days NASA’s SUV-sized Curiosity Mars rover will be attempting to complete one of the most amazing landings ever planned by the space agency.
To help us understand just how awesome this landing will be, and one even some of the engineer’s have called crazy, NASA has put together a really cool video where the engineers involved in the project explain just how this landing is so different from anything they have tried before.
When NASA first sent the Mars rover Opportunity off on its mission never did they believe that the mission would last the long eight years that it has, or that they would discover as much as they have with the help of the Opportunity and its sister rover, Spirit.
The amazing thing is that those discoveries aren’t slowing down in the slightest even as NASA preps for follow-up trips to Mars. Recently, as Opportunity was cruising around the edge of the giant Endeavour crater, they noticed a bright vien of some light toned rock protruding through the rocky surface at a large rise called Cape York.