Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
UNSPECIFIED DATE & LOCATION: In this handout image provided by NASA, the head of the remote sensing mast on the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, Curiosity, shows seven of the 17 cameras on the rover. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
IN SPACE - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
IN SPACE - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
IN SPACE - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
IN SPACE - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
IN SPACE - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided byNASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona, NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute are seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descends to the surface of Mars August 5, 2012. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout from NASA,Christopher J. Scolese, Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, left, congratulates, MSL Entry, Descent and Landing Engineer Adam Steltzner as they look at the first images of Mars to come from the Curiosity rover, shortly after it landed on Mars, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA viaGetty Images)
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Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social me
Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social media users type on their computers at a desk with the hastag #CONGRATS written on it using peanuts after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
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Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social me
Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social media users type on their computers at a desk with the hastag #CONGRATS written on it using peanuts after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover mission managers, flight controllers, scientists and administrators raise their arms at a press conference after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Project Ma
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Project Ma
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Project Manager Pete Theisinger (C) and deputy project manager Adam Steltzner (R) celebrate with members of the Mars Rover Curiosity entry, descent and landing (EDL) team (foreground) after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover mission manager Pete Theisinger gestures in front of one of the first images sent back to earth from Curiosity after after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover mission manager Pete Theisinger speaks at a press conference in front of one of the first images sent back to earth from Curiosity after after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover mission managers, flight controllers, scientists and administrators speak at a press conference after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social me
Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social me
Bloggers, Twitter and Facebook social media users type on their computers at a desk with the hastag #CONGRATS written on it using peanuts after the Mars Rover Curiosity successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet on August 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. NASA's 2.5 billion USD Mars rover on August 5 sent back its first signals to mission control as it was about to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere in the final moments of a dramatic touchdown. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, the balcony of the control rooms at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is viewed with the Dark Room in the foreground, the Deep Space Network control room on the right and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mission Support Area in the back left, on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on August 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Flight Systems Chief Engineer Rob Manning (L) smiles as he watches MSL Flight Director Keith Comeaux move the final marble from a jar marked "Days Until Entry" to the jar marked "Days Since Launch" at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, An empty jar marked "Days Until Entry" and a jar full of marbles marked "Days Since Launch" sit on a conference room table during a meeting of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL team has been moving one marble a day since launch from jar to jar. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, White House Science and Technology Advisor John Holdren (2nd L) stops by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mission Support Area to meet the landing team and to say "Go Curiosity" as NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (L), NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi (R) look on, August 5, 2012 at JPL in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team clap and welcome White House Science and Technology Advisor John Holdren (3rd L), as he stops by to meet the landing team and to say "Go Curiosity" as NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (2nd L) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director Charles Elachi (L) look on, August 5, 2012 at JPL in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team members gather in the MSL Mission Support Area at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory hours ahead of the planned landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Propulsion engineers Todd Barber and Raymond Baker (R), work before landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Attitude Control system engineer Martin Greco (L) and Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi (R), work inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Mars Science Laboratory Flight Director Keith Comeaux (L), talks to his team inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Telecom engineer Peter Ilott talks inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Engineers Kyran Owen-Mankovich (L), and Brad Compton work inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility prior to the landing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: MSL Flight director Keith Comeaux works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility prior to the landing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, Musician Will.i.am (C) listens to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Sciences and Exploration Directorate Chief Scientist Jim Garvin talk next to a mock up of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity as Astronaut and NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin looks on at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) a few hours ahead of the the planned landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Pauline Hwang (L) and Nagin Cox pose for a photograph while holding packs given to each of the team members that contain a mars bar and peanuts in the Mission Support Area at JPL ahead of the planned landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team members talk in the MSL Mission Support Area at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ahead of the planned landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: In this handout image provided by NASA, Members of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team work in the MSL Mission Support Area at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory hours ahead of the planned landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Curiosity is due to land on Mars at 10:31 p.m. PDT today (1:31 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012). (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: MSL Flight director Keith Comeaux, right, celebrates with Martin Greco after a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Telecom engineer Peter Ilott hugs a colleague, celebrating a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Steve Collins waits during the "Seven Minutes of Terror", as the rover approaches the surface of mars, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming in at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Adam Steltzner, right, celebrates a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, center, wipes tears away after a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden closes his eyes prayerfully as the rover begins its decent to the surface of mars, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Kelley Clarke, left, celebrates as the first pictures appear on screen after a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden clasps his hands as the rover begins its decent to the surface of mars, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Brian Schratz hugs a colleague as he celebrates a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden smiles as the rover begins its decent to the surface of mars, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Pete Theisinger adjusts his headset while waiting in the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Mars Science Laboratory Flight Director Keith Comeaux smiles before the rovers landing, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Peter Ilott, (C) and his colleagues celebrate a successful landing inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: MSL Project Scientist John Grotzinger listens inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the rover landing viewing on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Scientists work inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: David Oh works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the rover landing viewing on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: NASA Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Entry, Descent and Landing Engineer Adam Steltzner reacts after the Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars and as first images start coming in, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulates NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate John M. Grunsfeld, after the Mars Science laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity successfully landed on Mars, inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory on August 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. The MSL Rover named Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab capable of vaporizing rocks and ingesting soil, measuring habitability, and whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbe. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
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