Curiosity’s landing on Mars – now in HD with audio!

There have been a number of Curiosity landing videos on the web lately, variations of the official versions, showing the incredible landing that the rover made about three weeks ago. Now there is another new official version, just posted on the Curiosity web site. This one is in beautiful HD colour, with audio from mission control added, as significant events occurred during the landing. It begins as before, with the heat shield separating and falling to the ground and continuing until the actual touchdown. Amazing!

Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

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