Published August 6, 2012 by sojournerkat

JPL goes nuts when the Curiosity started sending back images just minutes after safely landing on Mars.


We’ve gone back to Mars!

I went to a landing party last night night so I could watch this happening live. We ate dry roasted peanuts, Mars bars, and generally just shared the excitement and triumph that the entire world shared as this mini-cooper-sized rover successfully endured not just a trip through the darkness of space for many months, but then seven minutes of terror as several systems all had to work exactly as they were designed, all by themselves, in order for it to land.

I’ll be leaving soon for CT. At least it won’t take me eight months to get there. Here’s hoping seven minutes of terror aren’t waiting for me when I do!


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