First Video of Curiosity Rover Shows Its Exciting Descent to MarsJesus Diaz8/06/12 8:02pmFiled to: MslMarsCuriosityRoverVideoClipsCuriositylivewatch this111EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink This video covers the last two and a half minutes of Curiosity's descent from her point of view. It's made of 297 frames captured during the landing. You can see the thermal shield being jettisoned and the wheel of the rover as it's being dropped by the skycrane. Advertisement There's a lot of dust at the end, but you get the idea. Spectacular images and awesome success by NASA. Things just keep going perfectly, according to the Curiosity rover team here at NASA's JPL. These people are nailing it, and their machine is working just as expected.Gizmodo is covering the Mars Curiosity rover live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Check all the articles here.