NASA Mission - Mars Science Laboratory

Niels Bohr Institutet
The rocket was launched on the 26th of November 2011 and the rover, Curiosity, will land on Mars on the 5th of August, US time (equivalent to 8 in the morning on the 6th of August Danish time). The Rover will land in a large crater, Gale, on the border between the northern and southern hemispheres. The film shows the probe’s way through the Mars atmosphere and the landing of the rover, Curiosity. The rover, Curiosity, has the size of a Mini Cooper car. It weighs almost 900 kg and has 75 kg instruments on board to investigation of soil sediments and organic compounds, a nessesary condition for life.