Caught on camera: Mars landing

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS.

The heat shield flies away from the Curiosity lander on its way to a perfect landing on the surface of Mars.

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by NASA

NASA

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 27 at 6:40 AM

NASA assembled this amazing video from hundreds of still photographs documenting the August 5 landing of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. Video courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS.

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