Wil Wheaton, best known to audiences from the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and William Shatner, of the Captain James T. Kirk fame, narrate two new videos released to the public by NASA.
Both “Grand Entrance” clips center on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity, a mission managed for the American space agency by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in Pasadena.
The actors lent their voices to NASA, narrating interesting facts about the mission, how it will land on the surface of Mars, and what it will do shortly afterwards. Curiosity is the largest and most complex rover ever developed, weighing around a ton, and competing in size with a Mini Cooper.
It is currently scheduled to land on the slopes of Mount Sharp, inside Gale Crater, on August 6 GMT (August 5 PDT). The two videos are available here
(by Shatner) and here