All or nothing: the Mars Curiosity landing

NASA's Curosity Mars Rover could usher in a new era of space exploration or set the industry back decades - it all depends on that crucial landing.

The countdown is on and NASA's latest and boldest attempt to uncover the secrets of Mars is about to make its mark on the red planet. 

The high-tech rover Curiosity is set to touchdown at 1530 AEST and NASA engineers will be hoping that Curosity makes a perfect landing. The intricate exercise has been dubbed by the engineers as the "seven minutes of terror". 


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