- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting a webcast that addresses NASA’s landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars.

The program sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution will be broadcast Jan. 11 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

“NASA’s Flying Saucer: Learning to Land on Mars” explores the Mars Science Laboratory landing and describes the process and technologies used to land the Curiosity Rover on Mars. The webcast also provides historical context for the development of those technologies.

There is no fee to view the program, but visitors wanting to go into the museum’s galleries must pay standard admission.

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