Three days left on the Deskarati countdown.
NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for 1:31 am August 6 (0531 GMT).
“The mission is going extremely well,” said Pete Theisinger, director of the Engineering and Science Directorate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. ”Everything is really on track… so we are really good to go three days out.” Via NASA confident ahead of nail-biter Mars landing.