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

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/.

Via The Kid Should See This.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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