Video of heat shield hitting Mars

The Angry Red Planet just gut a little angrier:

This sequence of images shows the heat shield from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory hitting the ground on Mars and raising a cloud of dust.



  1. #1 Russell
    August 19, 2012

    This has to be the worst insult to the Martian atmosphere since Zarkov turned off the catalytic converters on Flash Gordon’s rocket ship.

  2. #2 Jockaira
    August 21, 2012


    No video, nada…just a big white space about 25 lines long.