Challenges of Getting to Mars

A great video outlining the difficulty in landing the NASA Curiosity Rover on Mars. It is mentioned in the video that it took over 500,000 lines of code to program the landing procedure.

Certainly worth showing to your students to show another use of programming in the industry.

The Curiosity Craft is set to land on Mars on August 6th – 7 minutes before we hear that it reaches the Mars atmosphere.

Sources:
Mars Science Laboratory Website

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