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Curiosity is the biggest rover ever sent to Mars, and carries the most advanced suite of instruments, in order to discover the story of the planet’s habitability.
Total time from top of atmosphere to full stop on the ground: about seven minutes
rgesthuizen on 2012-07-06"After a spectacular launch and a long cruise through the black reaches of space, the Mars Science Laboratory—better known as the Curiosity rover—is set for the most dangerous part of its mission: the landing in Gale Crater. ... Use this page as a quick guide to the event."