Over 25,000 people watched the NASA live stream last night to see if Curiosity Rover would land successfully following what was being referred to as the “Seven Minutes of Terror,” the seven-minute time period it took Curiosity rover to enter Mars’ atmosphere and land.
In case you missed it (or want to relive the excitement) we’ve put together a list of YouTube videos to capture the event. Check ‘em out and feel free to leave your comments below.
The Curiosity Rover Landing
Before we get to last night’s “show,” here’s a great YouTube video from Hank Green, explaining the history behind NASA’s Curiosity rover and why last night’s landing was such a big deal.
Curiosity has Landed
This morning NASA released a video called ‘Curiosity has Landed.’ The video cuts together footage from the NASA control room with animated footage of what presumably was going on out in space. Pretty exciting stuff!
NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain
Want to experience more of the excitement in NASA’s control room? Here’s footage from last night’s live stream of the team celebrating the mission’s success!
Curiosity Lands on Mars News Conference
Interested in more of the nitty gritty about the mission? Here’s a video of the news conference following Curiosity’s landing.
Mars Curiosity Rover FULL ANIMATION
Here’s a sweet animation of what was going on in space during Curiosity’s voyage, landing and aftermath.
EXCLUSIVE: Meet NASA’s Mohawk Guy, Bobak Ferdowsi
And finally, if you watched the live stream last night then you couldn’t have missed Mohawk Guy, aka Bobak Ferdowsi. Ferdowsi became an internet sensation thanks to his awesome, colorful, space-themed Mohawk. Once Ferdowsi’s Twitter account was discovered, his follower count quickly skyrocketed, currently clocking in at over 22,000! Shira Lazar of What’s Trending interviewed Ferdowsi this morning.
Want to follow the Curiosity’s journey on Mars? Follow the rover on Twitter (Curiosity has quite a personality)!
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.