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Strange but True: Curiosity's Sky Crane

NASA Science News for July 31, 2012

How do you deposit a massive SUV-sized nuclear-powered rover to the surface of an alien planet without making an SUV-sized crater? NASA's solution for Curiosity will be attempted for the first time on August 5/6 when they gently lower the rover to the red sands of Mars using a Sky Crane.

FULL STORY: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/30jul_skycrane

RELATED VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrxCA1leQyY

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