I find this interesting. new rover about to land on mars. good luck to Curiosity(rover)
"Arriving at Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5, 2012 (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012), Mars Science Laboratory will serve as an entrée to the next decade of Mars exploration. It represents a huge step in Mars surface science and exploration capability...."
lots of intricate steps have to take place for a safe touch down. no giant airbags like when the last 2 rovers landed.
short video of the steps involved