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Live: NASA's ambitious Curiosity rover attempts to land on Mars

Live: NASA's ambitious Curiosity rover attempts to land on Mars

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See the Curiosity on its path to Mars using NASA's real-time 3D simulation of the rover's flight.

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After more than eight months in space, the Curiosity rover's big challenge is here: to witness the historical Mars rover landing as it happens, video streams can be viewed on Ustream, NASA TV, Wired Science, and the Xbox 360. NASA says the Curiosity rover is expected to touch down on the surface of Mars on August 6 at 1:31 AM EDT, though as The New York Times reports, confirmation of a successful landing could take "several hours or even days."

If you want to share the experience with others, you can check it out at Times Square in New York City or at The Exploratorium in San Francisco. NASA has also created a 3D simulation of the Curiosity's flight path, allowing you to see a virtual representation of the rover as it travels to Mars. The rover's location can be viewed in real-time or you can fast forward to see the "Seven Minutes of Terror" leading up to its landing.


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