Did you know that Curiosity had to be launched within a defined 3-week period or scientists would have had to wait another 2 years to launch?
This video explains why the Mars Science Laboratory had to be launched during this time.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory made a sequence of videos demonstrating the difficulty of getting to Mars. We wanted to share them with you in anticipation of the Mars Science Laboratory’s “Curiosity” rover landing that is scheduled to happen late in the evening on Sunday, August 5.
Stay tuned, we’ll post additional video’s about The Challenges of Getting to Mars over the next 2-weeks.