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August 06, 2012

Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Lands Tonight
UPDATED: Live 'Google Hangout' With Astronomers

Three generations of Mars rovers via Universe Today

10:31 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 PDT; 1:31 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 EDT. BoingBoing has put together a viewing guide.

Andy suggests a betting thread on whether this thing crashes. After watching video of the landing sequence, Ace said, "I'll take "Most Complicated Way To Land A Rover With As Many Catastrophic Failure Windows As Possible" for $800, Alex." It's going to be a nail-biter. Another video here.

Two cigar butts and a can of pruno says Obama is ready to steal the spotlight if NASA and the MSL team are successful. Takers?

Live coverage below the fold from Spaceflight Now.

Watch live streaming video from spaceflightnow at livestream.com

Update: Live commentary, a Google hangout.

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