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From Yahoo!News:
"Science

An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft containing the rover Curiosity approaching Mars (NASA)

Mars rover's nail-biting touchdown plan

The spacecraft carrying Curiosity must slow from 13,000 mph to 0 in seven minutes."
Oh, it will do that even if the re-entry systems fail; likely then in less than 7 minutes.
jk, crossed paws for mission success.

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