NASA’s Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars

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,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 Bill Ingalls/NASA viaGetty 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
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: 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: 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)
(Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)
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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)
(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 from NASA,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 Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

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