Ten days and counting to what promises to be the most exciting mission EVER to another planet. Adler Planetarium astrophysicist Chris Lintott joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm to talk about that, and other news from outer space.
Watch a video animation depicting key events of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Watch a video showing how the Mars land rover will land and navigate.
Curiosity Landing Party - Free After Hours Event at the Adler
Celebrate the landing of Curiosity on Mars at the Adler Planetarium. Learn more about the rover's mission, the challenges of reach Mars, the rover's capabilities, and what scientists expect to find when Curiosity lands in Gale Crater in a series of hands-on activities, special presentations, and live NASA coverage of the landing. Plus, come dressed to impress in your "Mars Red" or space-themed digs for a chance to win a special Mars gift basket! Curiosity will land at approximately 12:31 am CDT on August 6. The landing party starts Sunday, August 5, 9:00 pm - Monday, August 6, 2:00 am. Click here for more information.