Welcome NASA’s newest rover to red planet adventures! Cosmosphere space science educators will be your guide through Curiosity’s 7 minutes of terror to a landing on Mars.
Weighing in at 1,982 pounds, Curiosity was launched on November 26, 2011. Curiosity is expected to make a precision landing near the base of Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater at 12:31 am Earth-received time after a 254 day journey. During the 2-year mission, objectives include assessing whether the landing area has offered conditions favorable for life.
Doors open at 11:30 pm, and the event will be held upstairs in our Discovery Room. Free and open to the public.