Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012
That's one thing that got me with the cheering in mission control on this one. Usually the NASA image is the cool and calm "steely-eyed missile man" reaction to a success. I can't help but think that after seeing how much good press the SpaceX control room got from it's cheering video back in June that someone in NASA put a memo out saying "OK guys, dress casual and CHEER if it goes well".
Yeah, it's very uncharacteristic of them. I think they were trying to imitate these guys
Objects in mirror are bluer than they appear