“We are wheels down on Mars,” was the official word from mission control. Engineers immediately erupted into applause, hugs, and a few tears.
Curiosity, NASA’s $2.5 billion Mars Rover successfully landed on Mars early yesterday. I was following the launch (albeit intermittently) over on NASA’s live stream & it was a moment to savor! Given the difficulty of “7 minutes of Terror” & most of the previous mars missions have failed, this is a huge win for NASA.