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Mars in a Minute-How do you land on Mars? (Clip)
Date: May 30, 2012
Running Time: 00:01:00

In this video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we look at landing on Mars. Landing a spacecraft on Mars is one of the trickiest things we do. This 60-second video explains how its done, and the three landing systems we use at the Red Planet.
Learn about ongoing missions to Mars and the long history of Mars exploration! Beginning in August 2012, well present a series of webcasts about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and the newest rover, Curiosity. In over 30 previous webcasts, weve reported on the activities and discoveries of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, and the Mars Phoenix Lander. We also explore our changing perceptions of the red planet and envision how a human being would experience Mars.