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How to watch the Mars landing

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It is a marvel of engineering. Do watch the video on the complete landing sequence.



At 10:31 p.m. PDT Sunday, NASA’s Curiosity Rover is slated to land on Mars after an eight-month, 345-million-mile journey. Here’s how you can watch this truly historic event.

The landing will be livestreamed via NASA TV here, and JPL Ustream with commentary here (or without commentary here.)  NASA TV is also available via satellite TV. Gamers can view the landing live on their Xbox 360(s MSFT) consoles, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson blog and warm up for it with the Kinect Mars Rover simulator (free download required).

If you want to prep now, check out two “Grand Entrance” videos, one hosted by William Shatner, the other by Wil Wheaton, detailing the project. Or, for a social experience, sign onto a  Google+ Hangout hosted by the SETI Institute to watch the live stream and chat.

There are also a variety of in-person events at local planetaria and other venues…

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