“We are wheels down on Mars”

Wired,

“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.

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