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NASA posted a high-resolution video of its Curiosity rover as it descended towards the Mars surface during its "seven minutes of terror."
NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20 feet from where it started.
10:32 p.m. on the evening of Aug. 5 was turning out to be one long minute for Steve Sell.
The Mars Curiosity rover has been sitting in one spot on the Red Planet since it first touched down back on August 5, but NASA says its controllers are preparing it for its first drive.
Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them.
NASA watched with great pride yesterday as Curiosity reached out its arm for the very first time since its November 2011 launch.
Curiosity's first destination will be a natural intersection of three types of terrain known as Glenelg, located some 1,300 feet (400 meters) east southeast of its landing site, NASA officials have announced.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.