A daring landing on Mars

  • Article by: ALEX KANE RUDANSKY , McClatchy News Service
  • Updated: July 16, 2012 - 8:51 PM

Scientists working for NASA previewed the next big step in the latest mission to the Red Planet: The precision setdown of the rover Curiosity in a crater that contains the towering Mount Sharp. "I see it as an extraordinary opportunity to get a bearing on our own existence on Earth," said one scientist, anticipating the Aug. 6 arrival date. Summary.

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