I showed the original Seven Minutes of Terror video to my wife and friends telling them how proud I was of NASA personnel for being so bold in their latest effort to put a new crater on Mars.
Now I have to eat crow, but I'm happy about it anyway.
I loved the video. It was like watching a movie trailer. And when it showed the sky crane, I was all "You've got to be KIDDING me." And it all worked so perfectly! Never have I wished so much that we had some kind of camera recording the actual descent and landing. Whoever dreamed this up, whoa, the utter rock-solid confidence
needed to see it through.