With just 21 days to go, then NASA attemps to land the amazing Hi-Tech Rover into the deep
Martian Crater known as Gale, this 6th Aug:2012.
NASA realises that when Curiosity lands into one of the deepest holes on Mars,
the steep crater walls will block all direct radio transmission back to Earth for some 10 minutes
before its antennae can be deployed.
Curiosity is designed as a Mars Science Laboratory.
It has two onboard Plutonium Generators which will deliver electricity and heat for over 14 years.
Long after its motorised wheels and drilling equipment have become totally, unusable.
The BBC have put out a wonderful URL with text and pictures.
Take a look at the NASA Animation, and you will see why we wish Curiosity all sucess.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18861463