Earth 2.0

Have you been wondering exactly what this Mars Rover Landing means for all us earthlings? Perhaps you’ve questioned exactly what it’s all about, why this is such a boom for the world of science and what NASA is hoping to learn from data sourced and sent from the Red Planet?

While a 900kg masterpiece of engineering is rolling its wheels across Mars this very minute – and will be doing such for the next 24 months – scientists and engineers at NASA’s American headquarters and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will be eagerly watching the movements of this rover, dubbed “Curiosity”.

Glen Nagle, Public Outreach Manager for the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, spoke with Tim Brunero this morning about the extraordinary mission that is sure to change the way we view planetary exploration in the future.


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Produced by: Ashley Prigent

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