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Old August 6 2012, 07:13 PM   #89
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

I don't know about you guys, but this was me pretty much the whole day:

http://xkcd.com/1091/

I got up early to watch the coverage, and you know what? It was totally worth it! Watching those engineers and technicians go wild when the probe landed totally got me caught in the moment too.

Congratulations to all the people who put this mission together! It was impressive enough that the landing went down smoothly, but to be getting images so quickly (in what, less than half a minute of landing, 2 images off already?), that's science and engineering right there.

I look forward to seeing the results of this mission as they come in.
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