27 November 2011
MSL Launch Videos
Posted by Ryan Anderson
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be in the VIP viewing area at Kennedy Space Center to watch Mars Science Laboratory launch to Mars! I’ll put up a proper post about the whole experience, but in the meantime enjoy these videos. The first is the one that I took, the second was taken by my friend Casey Dreier, and finally I’m posting the official NASA video of the launch. I find that the “home video” versions are more exciting because you get to hear the crowd’s reaction.
What a spectacular launch! And what a relief that everything worked perfectly!
[…] next Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory (AKA Curiosity), was launched toward the red planet. Here’s a great collection of videos and photos from the launch, but to whet your appetite, a short video of the final booster separation that sent the probe on […]