Sunday 5th August. Landing Day.
I get up to a beautiful day in California with humming birds feeding and clear views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
We will have a final MSL team briefing tonight at 9 pm PDT. Before that most of us will be having a quiet day.
After 9 pm at JPL, there will be feeds passing on information from the spacecraft and the Odyssey orbiter. We want to keep hearing the word ‘nominal’ as the different stages of EDL are gone through by Curiosity.