NASA, America's space agency, is pioneering the future in space exploration and scientific discovery. Established in 1958, NASA's vision is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do, and learn, will benefit all humankind. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world -- and off of it -- for over 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth? The NASA TV Channel shares the agency's amazing exploits with you.
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7 Minutes of Terror
This video details the highly complex, never-before-tested landing system being used to land the Mars Curiosity rover safely on the surface of Mars- scheduled to land August 5th, 2012. EDL is referred to as the "7 Minutes of Terror" because it takes 7 minutes to reach the Martian surface from the top of the atmosphere. The entire entry, descent and landing process is so incredibly complex that if just one small thing goes wrong, it's all over for the entire mission.
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Good for Flight
"The Martians" is an Internet television series chronicling the lives of people who are making a journey to Mars. This episode shows engineers working behind the scenes doing last minute preparations before loading the Curiosity rover onto a rocket and blasting it into space heading to Mars.