7 Minutes of Terror: Curiosity Rover’s Mars landing…

Carrying on the very random theme of this blog, i’ve had this post in the ‘drafts’ section for about 3 months and just haven’t got around to finishing and posting it.

There were two major events this summer which could be said to have fundamentally influenced our planet (which made the most impact on me). The first was the London Olympics, watched by billions of people across the globe, and the landing of the Curiosity Rover. 1 hour after the men’s 100m final, this was happening.

If you have a spare 5 minutes you need to watch this.My favourite part is the sky crane section where the Rover is slowly lowered to the surface, while the lander is hovering above it.

A very inspiring video and an incredible achievement for humans – all with a 14 minute time delay to Earth, 300,000,000 miles from Earth! I’m not sure there has ever been a more technically extraordinary human achievement.