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By National Geographic News staff

Published August 5, 2012

Tonight aerospace enthusiasts will hold their collective breath as NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, aka Curiosity, attempts to land on the red planet at 1:31 a.m. ET.

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."


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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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