NASA have released an interactive simulation of the Curiosity descent and landing online, for those of you scientifically minded.

You control the camera and speed of time of the landing, as the rover touches down on the Red Planet.

It’s well worth a play about with.  If you get bored, you can fly around the other planets in the system, and see some very nice pictures of each.

Since we can’t watch the landing live (due to time delay in transmitting back to Earth), this simulation will run in real time, allowing everyone to see how the landing should be going.

Click here to view the simulator.