Toshiba has teamed up with NASA to promote the mission to Mars. In an unprecedented move, the Toshiba Vision screen in New York City's Times Square will show live coverage of Curiosity, NASA's most advanced planetary rover, as it lands on the Martian surface at 1:31 a.m. EDT August 6.
The Toshiba Vision screen will broadcast NASA TV coverage, originating from NASA's Jet Propoulsion Lab, beginning at 11:30 p.m. EDT August 5 and continuing through 4 a.m. EDT the next day. The rover is on a precise course for a landing beside a Martian mountain to begin 2 years of unprecedented scientific detective work.
"In the city that never sleeps, the historic Times Square will be the place for New Yorkers to participate in this historic landing," said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator f...