Thursday, July 26, 2012

T Minus 10 Days and Counting

Hey Space Placers!

I was looking at Mars last night in the west and I thought it would be a good idea to remind you to tune in to to get the very latest on Curiosity's preparations for landing on Mars August 5th.

I get more excited each day - nervous actually - about all of the things that have to go right to get to the surface of the Red Planet. The prelanding checkouts are underway and orbiters are being repositioned to be able to relay Curiosity's signals back to Earth. Course corrections are being tweeked and the seconds are passing to touchdown.

Go to the JPL site and browse the videos and the articles. Take a look at Mars tonight and know Curiosity is almost there.

Current view of the Mars Science Laboratory's position on the journey between Earth and Mars. Image is generated by NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3-D interactive

Sky Guy in VA

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