Anyone remember that we are sending a lander to Mars that is about the size of an automobile, and powered by nuclear isotope decay?
It’s currently on its final approach to Mars.
Landing time should be:
August 6, 2012, 1:31 AM Eastern Time
August 5, 2012, 10:31 PM Pacific Time
It is an unusually complex landing, even by space probe standards, and Mars is sort of the Bermuda Triangle of the Solar System when it comes to space probes, so we’re going to need lots of good luck to get this thing on the surface in one piece. But who knows, maybe we’ll pull it off.