More cool Mars stuff

I was poking around the Mars Exploration Rover Mission Site (which has become a daily read along with Asa’s Mars Commentary ) today when I found some really cool animations based off the EDL (Entry, Descent, and Landing) data from Spirit.

A illustration of the exact bounce path of the lander (210kB Jpeg)

A high-resolution render of the descent based of actual landing data (5.5MB Mpeg)

A simpler animation of the landing data (18.5MB Avi)

This stuff, to me, is really awesome!