Venue/Location: Living Room Theater, 341 SW Tenth Avenue, Phone: 971-222-2010
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 9:00 PM
The Mars Curiosity Rover Landing Viewing Party
Admission: Free to the public
RSVP required at email@example.com
This Sunday Living Room Theater be streaming a live feed of Curiosity Rover's Mars landing beginning at 9 pm, the rover is expected to land at 10:31pm. The event is free but you need to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a seat.
On Sunday, August 5, the Curiosity Rover, the most technologically advanced rover ever built, will land on Mars to explore whether or not the planet was, or is, habitable to microbial life. The rover, the size of a small car, is equipped with 17 cameras and a robotic arm containing a suite of specialized laboratory-like tools and instruments. It will perform a never-before-attemped series of landing maneuvers. The specialized landing sequence, which employs a giant parachute, a jet-controlled descent vehicle and a bungee-like apparatus called a "sky crane," was devised because tested landing techniques used during previous rover missions could not safely accommodate the much larger and heavier rover.