This is the feed from Planetfest 2012 as we watched NASA TV during the final stages of the MSL Curiosity landing at JPL mission control. Bill Nye and Bruce Betts provided additional narration, and the crowd of thousands provided the huge applause. It's as close as we can get to conveying the excitement and emotion of witnessing this event.
Dr. Elachi shares his passion for the landing of Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, and encourages you to join thousands of fans who will witness the dramatic landing at Planetfest 2012 in Pasadena. Everything you need is at planetfest.org, including information about Landing Parties around the world, and our live webcast.
Emily Lakdawalla completes her tour of the Curiosity Rover's science instruments in this Planetary Radio video segment shot at JPL.
More than 600 people attended this public event in Boulder, Colorado to hear the Science Guy and four distinguished scientists.
Ravi Prakash, Curiosity Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems Engineer, explained how Curiosity will land on Mars, and why they've changed things since Spirit and Opportunity landed.
In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.