The spectacular photo shows the Mars rover Curiosity landing under its parachute.
The Mars rover Curiosity, also known as the Science Laboratory, will launch in late 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012.
Curiosity pulled off a nerve-wracking, unprecedented landing that saw it lowered to the Martian surface on cables.
Actors such as Morgan Freeman and Seth Green will be on hand to watch Curiosity's ambitious landing attempt.
The first photos from the Curiosity rover are expected to be sent back just hours after its landing.
Long-time Mars exploration advocate Robert Zubrin says much is riding on the Curiosity rover's landing.
Here’s a list of some of the events going on to celebrate the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.