NASA Rover 'Curiosity' Lands on Mars
Beams back photos
- Duration 2:32
- Date Aug 6, 2012
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I -- it was a big deal good morning.
He yet he's doing stunning stuff you talk about bill it's a 154.
Milledge in miles away.
This was all going down last night -- -- they scientists said.
It was like the Super Bowl forced down on the one yard line no time left the last play of the game they they they were either gonna score that we're gonna lose.
And last night it last night at 1032 local time here 1:32 eastern in the morning they scored -- -- scored big time -- curiosity sat down.
On the face of Mars.
The other took about 36 weeks to get there it's a one time they called a small issue besides.
-- we're -- gonna be there for at least two years its plutonium powered -- can go for some time.
And as you might imagine last night and again this morning NASA has been taking back.
Take a look.
Anybody has been harboring doubts about the status of US leadership in space.
Well there's a one -- automobile size piece of American ingenuity.
And it's sitting on the surface of more.
Could come at a better time for NASA courses they fight for budget in this day and -- bill.
Do indeed they do a little bit more that in a moment what what this rover be doing for.
Well you know they they got those first pictures last night they were grainy you're basically data security camera that was dusty because of the landing today they're gonna put up the master has more cameras on -- this thing is outfitted with.
Blazers they can drew drilled through concrete.
They have all sorts suspect commoners and ovens and waste to really gather all this information in fact is the science lab like no other they expect to get.
Unbelievable information about the origins of potentially of life on Mars -- -- -- The signs of Mars is absolutely.
I should say the science at Mars is absolutely crucial to key questions in planetary science.
Are we alone the evolution of that planet from a -- -- pass to the dry planet that it is now.
And the accessibility.
So bill each morning what will happen is the rover will give instructions that'll last for about 24 hours was -- like it's remote controlled car where they're telling you to move right move left by nobody admitted.
They actually give it the instructions for the day in minutes the fills those instructions and ask for pictures.
Takes about a minute or two depending on the satellite lineup for us to get those pictures back.
And you can expect HD quality pictures coming very soon.