Monthly Archives: November 2011

Need to Know: November 26, 2011

NASA Mars Science Laboratory – Live Launch Video and Streaming Tweets

NASA Mars Science Laboratory – Live Launch Video and Streaming Tweets

nasamsl NASA Mars Science Laboratory   Live Launch Video and Streaming Tweets

http://nasa.blogsofwar.com will be streaming live video of the launch and all related tweets. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:02am EST. This is an extremely cool mission:

“NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission is preparing to set down a large, mobile laboratory — the rover Curiosity — using precision landing technology that makes many of Mars’ most intriguing regions viable destinations for the first time. During the 23 months after landing,

Curiosity will analyze dozens of samples drilled from rocks or scooped from the ground as it explores with greater range than any previous Mars rover. Curiosity will carry the most advanced payload of scientific gear ever used on Mars’ surface, a payload more than 10 times as massive as those of earlier Mars rovers. Its assignment: Investigate whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and for preserving clues in the rocks about possible past life.”

There’s more on the mission’s home page.

Recommended on Twitter: @MarsCuriosity – Official NASA Twitter feed for the MSL Mission.

Need to Know: November 25, 2011