Descent to Mars

Here is a beautifully rendered and augmented video of Curiosity’s descent to the Martian surface.  Enhanced to 30 fps, in ultra high definition, with sound, we first see the cutaway of the heat shield.  Shortly thereafter, we hear the parachute deploy, then we hear it detach, then we hear the retrorockets fire, followed by landing.

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Author: Bob Mahoney

Physics teacher

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