In just two days, the rover Curiosity is scheduled to land on Mars, after automatic maneuvers that stretch the boundaries of credibility. We find out how, why, and what's at stake for the mission, the future of space exploration and the search for life elsewhere in the universe. Also, spinning the July jobs report, and unfinished business in Washington.
Mars Rover 'Curiosity' Approaches the Red Planet
From this Episode:
Spinning the July Jobs Report
Today's monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics allowed for different interpretations. President Obama touted the increase in jobs for creating "the security that...
7 min, 36 sec
The Mars Landing and 'Seven Minutes of Terror'
On Sunday evening in Pasadena — Monday morning in Times Square — a scientific laboratory is schedule to land on the surface of Mars.With Mars roughly 154 million miles away,...
36 min, 2 sec