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How PLM Software built Curiosity [VIDEO]

NASA'S one-ton, hyper-sophisticated, car-sized Mars Rover Curiosity blasted off from Cape Canaveral on November 26th, 2011.

Check out this video to see how Curiosity was virtually designed, simulated and built before it was physically created.

Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software helped engineers at NASA'S Jet Propulsion Labs design the vehicle – from the initial concept to simulations of the harsh space environment.

Curiosity went from the vacuum of outer space to the surface of the Red Planet in just seven minutes, a period NASA has dubbed "7 Minutes of Terror." Upon landing, the Rover will begin its actual mission to move around the surface and explore for signs of life.

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