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 .