Skip to content

August 6, 2012

By Rachel L. Smith

Research & Collections

The Rover has Landed!!! Congrats to the Mars Science Laboratory team!

Amazing photos on NASA TV!

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mars/curiosity_news3.html

NASA, you have impressed us again.So cool what we little humans can do!

Curiosity and its amazing robotic laboratory could operate for decades on Mars, powered by a “radioisotope thermoelectric generator”, meaning it uses the electricity generated from the heat of a chunk of plutonium. How cool is that?!

First “Tweets” from Mars:

Has the excitement of our success and challenges in space exploration changed much in over 40 years? ….

See more photos in this gallery capturing yesterday’s excitement:

http://www.space.com/16909-mars-curiosity-rover-landing-live-photos.html

View original post

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: