NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, including the final severing of the bridle cords and flyaway maneuver of the rocket backpack.
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|tedpaquin dear NASA: the SNL staff sends their thanks for the unlimited supply of material you provided in this video. holy hell.|
|TimTheSloth I've never seen such a barrage of awkward hugs in my life but I have to say Congrats NASA! NASA Lands Car-Size Rover|
|ajhwb GNOME on Mars, I'm proud to be a GNOME hacker and user :)|
|AnnCurry This video will make you smile. Future scientists, be inspired. #curiosity|
|pwt1997 3:10 into this video is worth your time today: #mars #curiosity #msl|
|MichelleLFrank Friend not in space industry said "Holy crap this is cool" of #Mars landing. Well done @NASA and @JPL! #nasa|
|TheRonaldClark Congratulation guys, you're writing history once again :D (@YouTube )|
|MoogleKittyGirl Ben Bova is this anything like the future you imagined? when you wrote #Mars? #MLR #Curiosity|
|SpumoniNick The drama to elation curve on this is off the charts. From the pacing leader to the crying scientists- amazing.|
|JustinDustin So amazing that I can wake up in the morning to see pictures of Mars from @MarsCuriosity. Congratulations @NASAJPL #MSL|
|Ares Check out my @Earth friends at @NASAjpl cheering for my new buddy @MarsCuriosity #MSL|