Strange but True: Curiosity's Sky Crane

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 04:10 in Astronomy & Space

How do you gently lower a massive SUV-sized nuclear-powered rover to the surface of Mars without making an SUV-sized crater? NASA's solution for Curiosity will be attempted for the first time on August 5/6 when they lower the rover to the red sands of Mars using a Sky Crane.

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