Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on MarsUpdate: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars
August 6, 2012
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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