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Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on MarsUpdate: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

George Leopold

August 6, 2012

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Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

The Curiosity rover has landed in the lowlands of Mars.

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft carrying the 1-ton rover reached the surface at Gale Crater today at about 1:32 a.m. ET.Shortly before Curiosity's entry, descent, and landing, Adam Steltzner, head of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars landing team, told mission controllers: "She's there because you guys got her there."

"We have wheels down on Mars," JPL mission control confirmed as the first photos came in from Gale Crater.


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George Leopold

George Leopold is a Washington-based editor at EE Times.

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