Sunday, August 5, 2012

Curiosity Has Landed!

The Mars Science Lab, the martian rover, Curiosity has successfully landed on Mars.  I was skeptical of NASA's complicated landing procedure, but they pulled it off.  I couldn't be happier or prouder of the dedicated individuals working at NASA.  Hopefully, we'll have at least 2 years of photo's and science data from the Mars Science Lab.   We now have two operational rovers on mars, Curiosity and Opportunity which is now in its 8th year. Well Done, NASA!  I remember the early Mercury and Apollo Missions, all the mostly male engineers at the control center, wore white shirts, ties and crew cuts.  The scene at the control center tonight couldn't have been more different, women, men, white hair, long hair, even a smart looking mohawk haircut displayed America's biggest strength, our diversity.
English: Taken during mobility testing, this i...
English: Taken during mobility testing, this image is of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Images from the rover Curiosity

credit NASA, first Image

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