What time does Mars Curiosity land?

MSL Touched Down at 05:30:43 UTC August 6th 2012

The Mars Science Laboratory was launched on 26th November 2011 with the Mars Curiosity rover landing on the red planet at 06:30:43 (GMT) / 05:30:43 (UTC) on August 6th 2012. The Curiosity rover has been on Mars for:


Learn more:

  • An overview of the Mars Curiosity mission
  • Mars Curiosity gallery

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