Aug. 22, 2012 by Wesleyan Alumni Community
“What’s the size of a car, but travels 13,000 miles an hour? That would be the Curiosity Mars Rover, which touched down on the Red Planet last night after eight months of travel and what NASA engineers called ‘seven minutes of terror.’ …
“Journalist Mary Roach wrote Packing For Mars, a book about what it would take to prepare people to travel to Mars, and the future of space exploration. She spoke with KALW’s Casey Miner about what happens now that Curiosity has touched down.
“MARY ROACH: ‘It landed right where they wanted it to and everything went right! And just this unbelievable human achievement. Thousands of people working for the better part of a decade. To do that and it all comes together in this very brief chunk of minutes.’”
Image: David Paul Morris.
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- Mary Roach’s website