TV and video coverage of this landing had a huge international audience on the night. It was certainly one of the top scientific events of the year.
The video below gives a short review of Curiosity and its landing.
Curiosity team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., will share remembrances about the dramatic landing night and the mission overall in an event that will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website from 10:45 a.m. to noon EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 6 (2:45 to 4 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 7 NZST).
Immediately following that program NASA TV will carry a live public event from NASA Headquarters in Washington. That event will feature NASA officials and crew members aboard the International Space Station as they observe the rover anniversary and discuss how its activities and other robotic projects are helping prepare for a human mission to Mars and an asteroid. Social media followers may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the event using the hashtag #askNASA.
For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
The events will also be carried on Ustream at: http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl
And here’s a few links with further information on Curiosity, its discoveries and celebration of the anniversary back here on earth.