Neil deGrasse Tyson is single-handedly more exciting than NASA these days, but they did produce this awesome video about going to Mars. It’s about the crazy engineering behind landing a rover on the moon. Admittedly not a human, but I think we do have a badass over here.
Watch the video. First the production is great, all Inception style BWONG! orchestral hits and clear irised scientists. And the science itself is amazing. The lander has to decelerate from outer space speeds to 1,000 MPH, to zero. Actually to hovering, dropping of the cargo and leaving. Pretty awesome.