Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NASA's Curiosity Nails the Landing ... "Olympiosity?"

After millions of complex lines of computer coding and complicated engineering calculations.  And after hundreds of millions of miles through a harsh, frigid vacuum riddled with extreme doses of high-energy radiation. And then followed by high-speed and precision re-entry procedures through immense frictional forces and scorching temperatures, NASA's rover, Curiosity nails the landing.  Credit (and a hat tipped) to the creative dreamers and dedicated minds of the men and women at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who accomplished this historical, extraordinary feat of human endeavor and spirit ... true Olympians ... Now for the real work.

Stay up to date on the mission's progress here:  Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory