The Mars Rover, Curiosity
, is expected to set down on the red planet this weekend. This is like humanities' fourth or fifth invasion of Mars. We just never got over World of the Worlds, did we?
Anyway, if you keep an eye on your Xbox Live Dashboard, you'll see the special Mars Rover section
. When the landing occurs, you'll be able to use that portal to watch NASA's live TV feed from Mission Control as Curiosity
makes a hopefully safe landing.
And if you have Kinect, you can play the free Mars Rover simulator
that's available for download right now. You can download it right here