Casual Friday — Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

So what are you doing Sunday night (at least, if you’re in the western hemisphere)? If you’ve got access to NASA TV, you can watch engineers on the ground as they follow the last minutes of Curiosity’s trip to Mars. If you’d like a warm-up, here’s NASA’s explanation of Curiosity’s Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) activity — a.k.a. seven minutes of terror (direct link):

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