We did it! After 14 years of planning and 2.5 billions dollars in spending, the one ton curiosity rover has safely landed on Mars. Go humans! This piece of machinery will now begin its two year mission, which is finding life on Mars. The curiosity rover will scour the area breaking rocks and analyzing the air in hopes of finding traces of life elements such as carbon and methane. Scientists are trying to discover whether Mars is or was ever able to sustain life for organisms. The curiosity rover is well equipped and fully loaded for this task with an analyzing laser, a robotic arm, color camera, and much more.
What amazes me the most is how the rover was able to land on Mars even with all the complications it had to go through. First, curiosity blasted off our planet then it safely traveled 52 million miles with out getting hit or ripped to pieces. Lastly, came the 7 minutes of terror which included breaking the mar-shun atmosphere traveling 13 thousand miles per hour with a temperature of 16 hundred degrees Fahrenheit. It also has to survive the deployment of a big parachute that got hit with 9 g's of force and the release of the super hot shield. In addition, humans had nothing to do with the landing sequence it was all computer controlled through 500,000 lines of code. Check out my Vialogue to see in more detail of how the landing worked. Is anyone else excited by this as I am? I would love to hear your feedback on this in the comments below.