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(Harry Whitver)

How Things Work: Dropping in on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover will try a new way of landing on another planet

The Last Minute To Mars: Flyaway

Flyaway
(Harry Whitver)

Once touchdown is confirmed by onboard computers, the nylon cords and a data umbilical are cut, and the descent stage flies away to crash at a safe distance on the Martian surface.

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