Nasa lands its Curiosity robotic rover on the surface of Mars
By Nick Allen and Amy Willis in Los Angeles
7:23AM BST 06 Aug 2012
The $2.5 billion mission saw the one-ton, six-wheeled, nuclear-powered vehicle blaze through the pink Martian sky and touch down inside an ancient crater.
After a journey that had lasted eight months, and covered 352 million miles of space, Curiosity performed a series of aerial acrobatics before landing safely near the equator.