NASA's 'Curiosity' ("The Eagle has Landed"), has landed on Mars!!!
The Eagle has Landed!!!
"After eight years of planning and eight months of interplanetary travel, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory pulled off a touchdown of Super Bowl proportions, all by itself. It even sent pictures from the goal line".
The spacecraft plunged through Mars' atmosphere, fired up a rocket-powered platform and lowered the car-sized, 1-ton Curiosity rover to its landing spot in 96-mile-wide (154-kilometer-wide) Gale Crater. Then the platform flew off to its own crash landing, while Curiosity sent out a text message basically saying, "I made it!"
"And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone".
Read More: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48511087...science-space/
"It’s far better to dare mighty things even though there is a risk of failure". President Theodore Roosevelt
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