Monday, August 6th, 2012
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
The complex landing went off without a hitch and the vehicle is sitting on the surface of Mars. Incredible.
Here’s NASA’s Photostream at Flickr.
Update: Here’s the Curiosity team during the landing: