Saturday, October 06, 2012

Mars Curiosity rover video

Cool video showing the process of getting the Curiosity rover to Mars from blastoff to landing.  I thought it was kind of funny that it landed by inflating a bunch of balloons around itself and simply bouncing and rolling until it stopped.

I must say, though, that the "swooshing" noises it made going through space were kind of ridiculous.


  1. Have you heard the recent recording of the "earth sound" the planet makes as it travels through space? It sounds like a combination of whales singing, frogs in a pond, and the deck of the Enterprise.

  2. you know a link or the proper search string? I tried Googling it and couldn't find it.


  4. Actually, that's Spirit. Or Opportunity. They used the same landing procedure.

    Curiosity used the sky crane approach instead of airbags.