Curiosity Has Landed on Mars 6:37AM GMTSubmitted by archer on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 01:50
Another triumph of American ingenuity.
Beats all the glam and pomp of London Olympics! Barnone
Update - MARS website (reporting heavy viewing so good luck):
I stayed up for this all night.
Funny thing you could see from the upstream was that
the Obama appointed Head of NASA [who had said something of the sort
that NASA should be working to reach out to muslims|...dont know how that relates to space exploration] came in and sat at the back while all the work was going on.
But when the rover landed..the whole crowd broke into celebration, tears, hooting and viral hugs all around...you could see none gave a hoot about the political czar and some how disappeared during the hysteria.
That was telling...and sweet.
From the looks of it, NASA invented the hug-propulsion today, and the czar didnt build that!