‘Enormous step forward’ as NASA lands rover on Mars

NASA Television shows an image transmitted from the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover of the vehicle's wheel and the rocky terrain of the Martian surface indicating a successful landing on the Red Planet on August 5, 2012. (AFP Photo/)

AFP – NASA successfully landed its $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity rover on the surface of the Red Planet, marking the most ambitious attempt to reach Mars in history.