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Challenges of Landing "Curiosity" on Mars

Posted May 13 2013 1:00pm

an artist's concept featuring NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot

On May 16, the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation will host a Distinguished Lecture on the challenges of landing the rover, "Curiosity," on Mars.

Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, will discuss the intricate technical challenges and engineering steps undertaken to successfully land Curiosity.

The feat, accomplished on Aug. 5, 2012, ...

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