Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover landing sequence – an annotated graphic

By now, we all know that Curiosity has successfully landed on Mars and is already out and about roving the surface of the Red Planet, enthusiastically snapping away at everything it sees like a child with their first proper camera, but we thought it still worth sharing this infographic, which charts the landing descent of Nasa’s inquisitive craft. When you stop to think about it, it’s pretty amazing that this sort of thing is really happening.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover's landing sequence
Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover’s landing sequence
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