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Cosmoquest Science Hangout 2012-06-20: Ravi Prakash, Curiosity EDL Engineer

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Ravi Prakash is a Curiosity Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems Engineer. He explained how Curiosity will land on Mars, and why they've changed things since Spirit and Opportunity landed. Part 2, below, continues after a Google+ hiccup. This one started rough due to a variety of technical issues; I recommend skipping ahead to the 6-minute mark.

Here is the animation that we were trying to share and narrate:

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