Footage of Leicester designed spacecraft descending on Mars

Footage of the Curiosity NASA's Curiosity rover's descent to the surface of the red planet captured by its Mars Descent Imager has been tweeted from its twitter account.

Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.

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Leicester Uni land on Mars

The University of Leicester is involved in a NASA project which has landed a spacecraft on Mars called Curiosity.