Sunday, August 05, 2012

JPL: All Curiosity All the Time!

Wow. The home page for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has become "All Curiosity All the Time!" as NASA approaches the landing of its Mars Science Laboratory / Curiosity rover on the planet Mars later this evening. All of the Curiosity mission resources are wired into the page, from links to the prerecorded mission briefings to real-time postings of the mission landing blog. A bit "curious" yourself? Want to see what all the excitement is about? Check it out, www.jpl.nasa.gov .

Curiosity will land on Mars around 10:31 PM PDT August 5th (1:31 AM EDT August 6th), after traveling 350 million miles over 8-1/2 months. On August 5th, beginning 8:30 PM PDT / 11:30 PM EDT / 15:30 UTC, NASA will broadcast online the Curiosity landing coverage. To join in, go to this URL, mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate .

The Mars Science Laboratory / Curiosity rover mission is managed for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C., by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (Caltech). More information about Curiosity is online at www.nasa.gov/msl and mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl . You can follow the mission on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/marscuriosity .

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