Gallery: Mars Rover Curiosity Landing Success

Rover and Sky Crane Demo


Adam Steltzner, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory entry, descent and landing phase lead, demonstrates models of the Curiosity rover and the sky crane on NASA TV, August 5, 2012, just prior to the landing of Curiosity.

Theisinger Displays Rover Wheels


Peter Theisinger, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Project Manager, shows the relative sizes of the Curiosity rover wheel (right), Spirit/Opportunity wheel (medium sized), and Sojourner wheel (smallest), August 5, 2012.

Cruise Stage Computer Simulation


4 minutes to cruise stage separation as shown in a computer simulation. August 5, 2012.

Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator


Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator, is interviewed on August 5, 2012, prior to the landing of Curiosity rover.

Doug Ellison's Curiosity iPad App


JPL Visualization Producer Doug Ellison demonstrates a new iPad app that makes Curiosity rover appear virtually in front of the viewer, August 5, 2012.

Clara Ma, Namer of Curiosity Rover


Prior to the landing of Mars Science Laboratory, Clara Ma talks about her experiences after her name for the MSL rover, Curiosity, was selected by NASA. Discusses the Importance of Science


Entertainer talks about his science outreach programs as Curosity rover is about to land, August 5, 2012.

Leland Melvin Provides Commentary


NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin talks about the significance of the Mars Science Laboratory prior to its landing, August 5, 2012.

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Support Area


Live shot of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission Support Area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA., 11:03 pm EDT on Sunday, August 5, 2012.

NASA's Mars Rover Sky Crane


Sky Crane in aerial ballet mode during the descent of NASA’s Curiosity rover to the Martian surface.

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