I’m a big fan of NASA and space exploration in general. The Mars Curiosity video from JPL explaining the EDL sequence is one of my favorite videos ever. I’ve watched it about a dozen times and showed it to everyone I know. It has some great looking 3D animation and a top notch production value. I’ve embedded it below:
More recently I saw another video, apparently produced by a YouTube channel called SpaceRip. This video chronicles the Curiosity Space Rover’s construction, testing, shipment, and launch. If you have not seen this behind the scenes look at Curiosity’s journey, I suggest you grab a cup of your favorite drink, sit back and enjoy.