Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Animation
This 11-minute animation depicts key events of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, which will launch in late 2011 and land a rover, Curiosity, on Mars in August 2012.
Nice little animation of Curiosity. Hopefully, Curiosity will perform as well as Spirit and Opportunity, which have been on Mars since 2003. Spirit became stuck in the sand in 2009 and was re-tasked as a stationary science platform. Sadly, in March 2010, we completely lost contact. Meanwhile, Opportunity continues to chug along. We got a lot of bang for our buck on those pups. They’ve had like… four mission extensions. Incredible.