Animation of how NASA will land the Curiosity rover of the Mars Science Laboratory on Mars in 2012, complete with a new “sky crane” technology for descent. (Via Ariel Waldman.)
This is soooo cool.
It IS amazing. But I see so many things that could go wrong.
Of course, the engineers who designed it all are much smarter than I am (HELLO! Rocket scientists!), so I shouldn’t worry about its viability.
I’ll just cross my fingers when the time comes and wait for the awesome science to flow from the mission.
Holy crap. I think they need to do a run-through here on earth first so I can watch.