Curiosity has landed

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) (201208050013HQ)

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)

Most excellent!

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:

2 thoughts on “Curiosity has landed

  1. Richard Post author

    I did notice those Macs there Edward and made note that I’d not seen many if any there before. Yes, wonderful to see it.

    Reminds me of the New Yorker cartoon showing a pilot flying a 747 with his iPhone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>