At mission control, nothing to do now but watch and wait, as the rover and its descent module near Mars' atmosphere and begin to feel the pull of gravity. So far, everything is on track for early-Monday landing.
No planet in our solar system has been linked to more misconceptions than Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is scheduled to touch down on Sunday night. Here are the five most persistent myths about the Red Planet.
The ultimate destination of the NASA rover Curiosity is a gigantic mountain in a huge crater, where scientists will be looking for signs of life. But geologists are also excited for the possibilities right where the rover lands.