5 August 2012
You’ve probably been reading exciting things about tonight’s landing from my fellow AGU Geoblogger, Ryan Anderson of the Martian Chronicles. He’s been doing a fantastic job of covering the upcoming landing (at 1:31 AM EDT tomorrow morning, or 10:31 PM tonight for the folks at JPL), and I’ve been following his posts with fascination. But I’ve also got another reason to be interested: Danny Krysak, a former UB grad student and one of my good friends, is now working at Malin Space Science Systems and is part of the camera team for Curiosity! He’s every bit as excited about tonight, and I wanted to take the chance to wish both Danny and Ryan a fantastic (and successful) landing!
For those of you who want the social media side of things as well as the NASA Broadcast (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html), there’s also a Twitter feed (@MarsCuriosity) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MarsCuriosity). Set your alarm clocks (or get your caffeinated drink of choice ready) for tonight!