Tumblr, this is why you are my favorite website.
At approximately 10:31 p.m. PT on August 5, the Mars Science Laboratory, or MSL, aka Curiosity successfully landed on Mars. Wow…just wow… I can’t explain to you guys the joy that overtook me as we got word of the successful landing. A decade of work from over 500 people came to fruition at…
THIS IS WHY I LOVE NASA AND SCIENCE. ALL OF THIS POST, RIGHT HERE.
YES! CURIOSITY FANDOM! We should write songs and ship it with Opportunity. Though the size disparity might be problematic.
Curiosity/Opportunity OTP! And then they need to go save Spirit and make it an OT3!
LOVE that the internet has collectively downed NASA’s websites, even at this time of night, to geek out over Curiosity. WAY TO GO WORLD! WAY TO GO NASA!
I hope that EMTs will be provided to Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists during the seven minutes it will take for the Curiosity rover to decelerate from 17,000 to 0 mph on its descent to the Martian surface. The scariest part looks to be right at the very end: if the rover’s “umbilical cord” fails to be cut, the landing module could drag the rover with it on its last, doomed flight. We’ll find out if the landing was successful at 1:30 AM EST this morning.