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The skycrane maneuver

The skycrane maneuver

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NASA / JPL

The skycrane maneuver
In this artist's concept, Curiosity is in the final moments of its descent toward Mars, and is being lowered from the descent stage to the surface on three cables.

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Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2012

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