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Ringing in the Mars Rover Landing

Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 07:20 PM

An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars. An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft approaching Mars. (JPL-Caltech/NASA)

NASA's rover Curiosity is scheduled to touch down on Mars at 1:30am EDT on Monday, 8/6 (the wee hours!). Join a gang of enthusiastic Radiolab producers and space-loving special guests, who are all staying up late Sunday night (and into Monday morning) to track the rover's progress.

We'll be hosting a Google Hangout On Air (our first ever!), which you can watch on our brand-new Google+ page, our YouTube channel, or right here on We're planning to kick things off at 11:30pm EDT on Sunday, and continue until we hear word from NASA on the rover's official arrival.


The online festivities will include visits from:

We'll also fire up a live chat here on the blog, so you can chime in and say hi throughout the evening.

We'll add more details as we get closer to Sunday night, but in the meantime, let the countdown begin!


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Comments [10]

Jason from Madison, Wisconsin USA

This is going to be a great night.

Aug. 05 2012 06:50 PM
LeRoy from Abilene, TX

Bad Ass! lets hope all geos well tonight :-)

Aug. 05 2012 02:22 PM
Logan Mentzer from Manhattan,il

Radiolab I love you.

Aug. 03 2012 06:11 PM
MrD from NYC

You know what would be even better? A Radiolab viewing party in The WNYC Greenspace (or any other space).

Aug. 03 2012 02:22 PM

but what about this LES festivity?

Aug. 03 2012 01:56 PM
Graham Howard from Dublin Ireland

This mission is really pushing the envelope
Happy landing NASA!

Aug. 03 2012 03:06 AM
Marielle from Berkeley

Bahahaha... This is when I actually like being on PST. I'm not a night person, but that's only 8:30 here...

Aug. 03 2012 03:00 AM
Gillian from Toronto, Ontario

Sweet! I'll be there!

Aug. 02 2012 10:04 PM
Nathan Searcy from Logan, Utah

I'll be here! Space + Radiolab = BEST THING EVER.

Aug. 02 2012 10:04 PM
Michelle Arellano from Brooklyn/Miami

Awesome! Just made my night!

Aug. 02 2012 09:59 PM

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