Is space the final frontier? Or is it just the beginning to finding new life on other planets? Tonight, Science joins NASA at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) as it lands the rover Curiosity on Mars to explore the chance of past, present or future life on the red planet. Join Mars Landing 2012: The New Search for Life hosts Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong of Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet as they track the action at the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) in the most complex Martian mission to date.
“Science is completely obsessed with the exploration of Mars,” said Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Science. “This mission represents the precursor of human exploration to Mars. We are thrilled to partner with NASA and the team at JPL on this project as this mission is enormously important to the future of our space program, the future of science, and the future of mankind as we know it.”
Discovery News‘ Dr. Ian O’Neill was at the Jet Propulsion Lab for the landing this morning, as he live-tweeted about the largest land rover in space. Discovery News’ Irene Klotz was also on site for the event and compiled firsthand coverage of the landing. Don’t forget to tune into Science tonight at 10pm ET/PT for Mars Landing 2012: The New Search for Life.