NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured an impressive picture of the Curiosity rover’s nail-biting and extremely successful descent.
Mars Curiosity Rover sends one of it's first pictures back to the earth
Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater on the night of Aug 5/6 via a complex series of entry, descent and landing (EDL) stages, culminating in the awesome powered landing via the Sky Crane maneuver. Now the dust has settled, other missions at Mars can survey Curiosity's landing zone.
Curiosity team members celebrate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, after the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars.