Mars in a Minute: How do you land on Mars?
Published: May 30, 2012
Total Running Time: 00:01:00
Landing a spacecraft on Mars is one of the trickiest things we, as humans, do—getting a spacecraft to the right location and then slowing it down for a smooth landing requires precise calculations and careful engineering. Find out from scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) how it’s done and learn about the three landing systems we use on the Red Planet.
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