Parties planned across the globe to see if Nasa's Curiosity rover survives 'seven minutes of terror'

Dailymail: It is one of the most daring space missions ever attempted.

Early on monday morning the Curiosity rover will, if all goes according to plan, enter the martian atmosphere and begin a series of hugely complex manoeuvres to bring it gently onto the surface.

They include a radical floating 'sky crane' as part of a descent dubbed the 'seven minutes of terror'.

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