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NASA is live-streaming its Mars landing tomorrow night, and you can watch it free of charge on the web.

NASA will be starting the pre-game show at NASA TV at 8:30 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, August 5, 2012. If you’re on the East Coast of the United States, the show will start at 11:30 p.m. and will continue into the wee hours.

The actual Mars landing will take place at 10:31 p.m. Pacific, NASA says. The $2.5 billion mission should take around seven minutes to make its landing on the red planet’s surface. The car-sized Mars Science Laboratory rover will land in Gale Crater at the foot of a layered mountain.

Here are some images of the rover, the landing site, and other mission elements:

While earlier Mars missions were seeking basic elements such as water and future missions may venture ...

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