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William Shatner Vs. Will Wheaton: Narrating The Curiosity Rover Landing

If you’re, well, a bit curious how NASA is going to pull off landing the largest space rover ever constructed safely on the surface of Mars, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton face off to bring you the facts.

On August 6th, Curiosity will land on Mars–in the above video William Shatner highlights how the rover will be safely deployed and what it will after its deployment. In the video below, Wil Wheaton does the same in a sort of sci-fi actors as campy science video narrator duel.

We don’t know about you, but after watching both videos our vote for the most dramatic use of the word Curiosity goes to Shatner.

[via Boing Boing]

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  • Published 07/31/12

Comments (12)

  1. indianacarnie

    Thank you for posting this. Wonder if theres any plan to go/get out of the crater after the primary mission is complete? After all, many of our probes have outlasted the primary mission for which they were sent.

    Heres wishing a safe landing to Curiosity!

  2. Ray

    Definitely have to give this one to William Shatner.

  3. Dorothy

    My vote’s for Shatner.

  4. japat

    Me vote Will Shatner too!

  5. Peter

    There was life Jim, but not as we know it.

  6. Terri

    While I haven’t spent time watching either of these, might I suggest a NASA clip with the engineers? Great information, well presented. I saw on the Astronomy Picture of the Day for July 31, 2012

  7. Tony

    Bill one this one as well :)

  8. Bernie

    Shatner….hands down!

  9. Lighthouse

    Why were they given the same script ?

  10. Doc

    Absolutely Shatner! Will was OK, but Shatner nailed it!

  11. r


  12. ciggy

    Definately Shatner, Wheaton sounded like a scare little/nervous nilly.

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