In the wee hours of August 6 (UTC that is), the Mars Curiosity rover will land on Mars, becoming the most sophisticated (and heaviest) laboratory ever put on the Red Planet. NASA/JPL has put out a great video describing this event, narrated by none other than my friend Wil Wheaton:
Cooool. I heard they got some other guy to make a video for them
as well, but whatever. I'll have more news about this event very soon, including where and when you can watch it yourself or get your questions answered by experts about this important and amazing space probe.