The Mars Science Laboratory – Curiosity – is set to land at 10:31 p.m. PDT Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6). Thats, um, today.
This may be the most terrifying landing ever attempted on another planet, and we’re going to be bringing you all the details here on CosmoQuest. Starting at at 8pm Pacific (11pm Eastern, all times here) will be doing a live Google Hangout on Air hosted by Fraser Cain of Universe Today. Check it all out (and RSVP) here. We’re going to keep going until confirmation of life or death, or confirmation there will be a prolonged lack of information. In other words, expect us to be on air at least 4 marathon hours as we bring you background on the mission, and live commentary on events as they unfold.
We know this is all terribly exciting, but remember to breath! If you stop breathing, you might pass out and miss all the excitement of landing!
For those of you looking for all the dirt, here is your quick link guide to landing:
Can’t wait to watch our coverage? Well, below are our favourite NASA videos. Enjoy them for now, and we’ll see you in a few hours.