Rover On Mars!
The Mars Science Laboratory, more generally known as Curiosity, has made a picture perfect touched down on Mars after a harrowing entry and descent.
Says NASA Administrator Charles Bolden: “Today, the wheels of Curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on Mars. Curiosity, the most sophisticated rover ever built, is now on the surface of the Red Planet, where it will seek to answer age-old questions about whether life ever existed on Mars — or if the planet can sustain life in the future.”
Here’s the full press conference:
For more details check out the JPL’s press release announcing this momentous achievement.
And be sure to bookmark the Mars Science Laboratory homepage for on-going mission updates.