NASA’s $2.5 billion dollar program to send a rover to Mars marks a significant step in the development to find life in our solar system. The project took 10 years and the engineers who have worked on this were punching their fists in the air as they got confirmation that the rover and safely landed on the surface of Mars.
The 350,000,000m journey which took roughly 8 months after it launched from Cape Canaveral on November 26th, 2011 and landed safely on the martian soil on August 6th, 2012, 05:17 UTC.
The mission was concluded a success after signals from the component’s Curiosity and Oddysey were sent back to Earth. However, it wasn’t that that easy as the distance between Earth and Mars is so large that it takes 13 minutes for signals to be sent back and forth.
According to on-board data released by NASA the craft landed gently at 0.6m/s.
The Curiosity rover will be active on Mars for 2 Earth years.
This is the fourth rover that NASA has landed on Mars, but this is the most sophisticated piece technology that Earthlings have managed to land on Mars.
Who knows what new things it will find?