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    NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- NASA's rover Curiosity successfully carried out a highly challenging landing on Mars early Monday, transmitting images back to Earth after traveling hundreds of millions of miles through space in order to explore the Red Planet.

    The $2.6 billion Curiosity made its dramatic arrival on Martian terrain in a spectacle popularly known as the "seven minutes of terror."

    This jaw-dropping landing process, involving a sky crane and the world's largest supersonic parachute, allowed the spacecraft carrying Curiosity to target the landing area that scientists had meticulously chosen.

    The mission control in NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California burst into cheers as the rover touched down. Team members hugged and high-fived one another as Curiosity beamed back the first pictures from the planet, some shed tears.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Score 1 for science. Next year we get a moon base.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Hope there aren't any cats on Mars.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    It is nice to see the progress of mankind make the news instead of what we have become accustomed to seeing in the headlines. Congrats and Thanks to NASA for their wonderful work and also thanks to USA and other contributing countries for doing their parts.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    The first picture from Curiosity is now in. This is impressive.

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    This is a remarkable achievement. Reading up on the new landing system last week I could only think, "wow, that's a lot of moving parts to go wrong." But it seems to have gone off without a hitch.
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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    You silly dirtlings finally achieve something and instead you'll be discussing birth certificates all day instead of your major move forward toward joining the inter-galactic federation.

    You think I'm kidding. I'm not.

    Today, your planet really did something important.

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Hope there aren't any cats on Mars.
    ....and why is that my anti-cat friend?

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    You silly dirtlings finally achieve something and instead you'll be discussing birth certificates all day instead of your major move forward toward joining the inter-galactic federation.

    You think I'm kidding. I'm not.

    Today, your planet really did something important.
    Inter-galactic travel is highly improbable given the limitations of c.

    Anyways, yay!

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    re: NASA's rover Curiosity lands on Mars [W:206]

    it has its own facebook page, in which the rover talks about itself in the first person.

    http://www.facebook.com/MarsCuriosity

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