So umm Mars is quite far away... This is a crazy cool animation.
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The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, including the final severing of the bridle cords and flyaway maneuver of the rocket backpack.
By the time you read this, you may already know the outcome of NASA’s latest mission to explore the surface of Mars. Right now we are about 1.5 hours away from its landing and finding out if the mission has been a success.
You can watch the landing live on the link above - good luck!