This incredible movie from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows most of the high-resolution frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager as it headed towards the surface of Mars.
The stop-frame video shows the jettisoning of the heat shield followed by the triumphant and touchdown.
I love this shit!
PS How’s this for a breathtakingly stupid comment on the YouTube page:
“No American flag planted? And why use foreign language for measuring, meters? What a waste of money.”