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

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2012/08/missed-curiositys-touchdown-watch-the-thrilling-play-by-play-in-just-25-minutes/260782/