Published August 5, 2012
NASA TV—streaming below from the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California—offers a front row seat to history, and a chance to be among the first to learn the outcome of the rover's "seven minutes of terror."
NASA TV Schedule for Mars Rover Landing
Sunday and Monday, August 5-6, 2012
- 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET: NASA Science News Conference
- 11:00 p.m. ET: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage of Entry Descent and Landing
- 2:15 a.m. ET: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Post-Landing News Conference
- 3:30-4:30 a.m. ET: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage and Commentary
- 6:10 a.m. ET: Live Satellite Post-Landing Interviews on the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Mission
- Noon ET: Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Post-Landing News Briefing and Landing Recap and Outlook for Curiosity's First Sol, or Martian Day
- 7:00 p.m. ET - Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Post-Landing News Briefing and Sol 1 Mid-Day Update
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- Inside Mars Rover's "Terrifying" Landing: Hovercrafts, Chutes, and Shields
- Sky Show Sunday: Planets to Align for Mars Rover Landing
- Mission to Mars: Why Curiosity's Landing is a Moment to Savor
- National Geographic E-Book: Mars Landing 2012
- On TV: Martian Mega Rover, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the U.S. National Geographic Channel
- Curiosity Landing on Mars Greeted with Whoops and Tears of Jubilation)
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