On August 5, NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover team will live seven minutes of absolute terror. Until then, however, they are all playing this new Kinect-based Mars Rover Landing game. Or hopefully not, because that would probably make them even more nervous.

Microsoft and NASA have collaborated to create this game in which you control the whole landing experience using your body and face. It's available "in the Xbox Live Marketplace and in a special destination on the Xbox Live dashboard dedicated to the Curiosity rover."

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Go get it now and come back on August 5: I will be broadcasting the event live from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. [XBox Marketplace via NASA]