Curiosity's Mars Mission: View The Amazing Technology
NASA's high-flying science lab is on a long-term mission to assess the habitability of Mars with tools that include a drill, scoop, camera, and on-board testing.
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This artist's rendering shows the moment when Curiosity touches down on Mars. Note that the rover is suspended from a bridle beneath the spacecraft's descent stage, which uses rockets to control the rate of drop. The rover dangles from three nylon tethers. When touchdown is detected, the bridle will be cut and the descent stage will fly off to clear the landing site.
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