Missed Curiosity's Touchdown? Watch the Thrilling Play-by-Play in Just 2.5 Minutes

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NASA packs all the drama of the Mars rover's landing into one jaw-dropping video -- a mashup of the visualization of the last leg of the journey, aka the "seven minutes of terror," and footage of engineers in the Mars Science Laboratory as they witness the landing. As video replays go, it can certainly compete with the most exciting photo finishes of this year's Olympic Games.

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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