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This Is How We Landed The Curiosity Rover on Mars

Here is insightful (and incredible) video that explains how the latest Mars rover landed.  Keep in mind that less than ten years ago, we had to use airbags to land our contraptions.  The latest method is truly a testament to human ingenuity. (the old way) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oelEv5IoG7M (the new way) Is this not cool, or what?