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NASA's Curiosity set to land as Tucson plans to watch

NASA's Curiosity set to land as Tucson plans to watch

CREATED Aug 5, 2012
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
 
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Several Tucsonans will watch Sunday night as the planet Mars welcomes a visitor Nasa calls Curiosity. 
 
People will be headed to Tucson's Sky Bar in just a few short hours to watch the high-tech rover, Curiosity, endure "seven minutes in terror" as it enters Mars' atmosphere. 
 
If the mission is successful, Curiosity will enter the red planet's atmosphere at approximately 13,000 mph before deploying a parachute. 
 
The rover will then float down and land in a large crater. 
 
If you would like to take part in watching this historic event, head down to Sky Bar around 9:00 p.m.
 
The rover is set to land at approximately 10:30 p.m.
 
You can also watch from home by visiting www.nasa.gov/ntv