Monday, 6 August 2012

NASA counting down to nail-biting Mars plunge

NASA's most high-tech Mars rover on Sunday zeroed in on the red planet where it will attempt a tricky celestial gymnastics routine during a "seven minutes of terror" plummet through the atmosphere. FILE – This Aug. 2, 2012 file photo shows Nick Lam

With millions of viewers expected to watch history Sunday night, NASA couldn't afford to let the live stream of its Mars rover Curiosity landing go untested. Here's how NASA put its Amazon Web Services-based infrastructure

Comments. PASADENA, California – The most high-tech rover NASA has ever designed was speeding toward Mars on Monday to attempt an acrobatic landing on the planet's surface. This artist's rendering shows the Mars Rover, Curiosity. NASA via AP

"For fifty years, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been the launch point for a generation of space technology and exploration," according to the blog post. "Countless enthusiasts (including this one) grew up longing to see a space shuttle up

"For fifty years, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been the launch point for a generation of space technology and exploration," according to the blog post. "Countless enthusiasts (including this one) grew up longing to see a space shuttle up


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