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Curiosity’s Mars Landing

One of the first images from Mars...the shadow of the Curiosity lander on the Martian soil

What a world we live in!

I just finished watching a live online feed from Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the lander entered the Martian atmosphere and made its miraculous way down from an eight-month journey. It touched down at 10:39 pm PDT.

We now have a multi-ton, mobile scientific laboratory on the surface of Mars.

The obvious excitement at JPL as the spacecraft neared Mars was thrilling to Continue reading “Curiosity’s Mars Landing”