EDIT 1:30 PM Eastern: Missed the live landing? See the excitement in NASA's replay of the video coverage of the minutes around landing!

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EDIT 1:31 AM Eastern: Curiosity has landed and is sending images from Mars! Updated pictures & information will be available through the NASA website.

In the middle of the night on August 5th, space history takes another big leap with the planned landing of Curiosity on Mars. Worth staying up for? We think so. If you're going to, here's some of the best ways to follow Curiosity's landing!

Before 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific:

http://eyes.nasa.gov/launch2.html?document=$SERVERURL/content/documents/msl/edl.xml is a really cool simulation of the approach to Mars - in real time. See as Curiosity approaches the planet!

At 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific:

NASA's JPL landing night coverage begins at http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL (though you can watch ahead of time for interesting science briefings & prelaunch information)


Curiosity lands at 1:31 a.m. Eastern / 10:31 Pacific. The above NASA TV coverage will continue throughout the landing.The first photo from the rover is to be taken 4 minutes after landing!

A live webcast for Canadians will also be available through the Canadian Space agency at: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp beginning at 1 am Eastern / 10 pm Pacific.

If you're a fan of twitter, you can also follow 'Curiosity's tweets' at @MarsCuriosity

Brush up before the landing by watching this amazing video about how they plan to do it.


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