NASA Dials Up the Drama With Trailer for Mars Mission

$2.5 billion at risk during '7 Minutes of Terror'

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory employs slick visuals and a bit of Hollywood hype in this movie-trailer-style clip that seeks to build excitement for the Aug. 5 landing of the $2.5 billion Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. The video is called "Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's 7 Minutes of Terror," a reference to the lag time between when the lander reaches Mars and when NASA will learn its fate.

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