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William Shatner narrates NASA Mars rover video

Sunday - 8/5/2012, 7:41am  ET

WASHINGTON - In a smooth, deep voice, William Shatner weaves the thrilling story of Curiosity, NASA's Mars rover currently headed for the red planet.

He narrated a video released by NASA Television about the rover. NASA is hoping the rover will make an epic touchdown when it lands after 8 1/2 months in space. It is set to land Sunday night and tension is running high before the event.

The rover is heading for a giant crater near the planet's equator with an odd feature: a mountain rising from the crater floor.

The video chronicles the rover's entry and descent through the Martian atmosphere in what NASA says is their hardest planetary science mission to date.

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