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Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Science |

NASA broadcast the arrival of Curiosity Mars in Times Square

NASA broadcast the arrival of Curiosity Mars in Times Square

(Cc) NotoriousJEN

The giant screen in Times Square will be used to broadcast live the arrival of Curiosity to the Martian surface, on Monday August 6 at 1:31 AM in New York.

Coverage will begin two hours earlier, at 11:30 PM local time on 5 August and continue until 4 am the following day. This shall be done from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

“In the city that never sleeps, the historic Times Square is the place where New Yorkers can participate in this historic landing,” said NASA’s John Grunsfeld.

Everyone else we’re not in New York on Sunday, we can tune the official transmission through the NASA site via streaming. Curiosity also has a Twitter account where he recounts his experiences in first person, and a Facebook page . Audio transmission is also carried out by Third Rock Radio .

The process of landing Curiosity is a complex of a rover attempted so far. In a period of only seven minutes, the ship carrying the rover must lower the rate of about 5,900 meters per second to allow the robot to approach the surface to about 0.75 meters per second. For this to work, multiple processes must run in a sequence of a few seconds without any problems.

Curiosity has scheduled a 2-year mission on Mars.

Links: Daring NASA Mars Mission Lands in Times Square Broadcast (NASA)

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