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Gallery: Mars Rover Curiosity Landing Success

Rover and Sky Crane Demo

NASA TV

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

NASA TV

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

NASA TV

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

Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator

NASA TV

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

Doug Ellison's Curiosity iPad App

NASA TV

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

NASA TV

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.

will.i.am Discusses the Importance of Science

NASA TV

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

Leland Melvin Provides Commentary

NASA TV

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

NASA

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

NASA/JPL-Caltech

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

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