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Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror

Video Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory      Sent in by: db

From the top of Mars' atmosphere to the planet surface takes seven minutes. TTeam members share the challenges of going from 13,000 miles per hour to zero in seven minutes to safely touch down on Mars. Those closest in the project have dubbed Curiosity's entry sequence window, "7 minutes of terror."


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