How To Land On Mars In A Minute

As we've said before, its not the falling that kills rovers, its the sudden stop at the end. NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab explains how to successfully put a robot on the Red Planet.

As NASA explains, sucessfully setting down on Mars first requires a heat shield to prevent atmospheric incineration. Then, depending on the size of the payload, either an airbag system will be deployed or retro-rockets can be employed. [YouTube]

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