Mars 'Curiosity' rover to land Sunday night
Posted at: 08/05/2012 7:33 PM
| Updated at: 08/05/2012 8:25 PM
By: KOB.com Staff
Sunday night is a big night for some Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists. About 10 LANL scientists are in California to watch the landing - which is set to happen at around 11:30 p.m.
Those scientists will be handling the rover once it lands. KOB Eyewitness News 4 caught up with Sam Clegg - one of the scientists in Los Alamos who helped build the rover.
"The primary mission for the curiosity rover is one mars year which is about two earth years, and we hope and expect the instrumentation and the rover will be running around mars for over a decade," he said.
The Curiosity rover will study the Martian environment to determine if it is, or ever was, favorable for life.
The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos is having a free viewing party tonight starting at 10:00 p.m.