“How NASA plans to land a 2000 pound rover on Mars”
In the past, NASA’s preferred modus operandi for landing Mars rovers has been to wrap them into a spheric “airbag” that breaks the fall and absorbs the impact with the terrain. This time around NASA is going for a much more complicated, multi-stage approach that seems to have come out of a science fiction movie.
Wow, I can’t believe this 3rd generation rover will be landing on another planet next month.
I’m totally going to be geeking the hell out about it.