Photo of Curiosity and its parachute
NASA continues to amaze. Not only did they slow Curiosity’s entry to a gentle 2 mph and set the car-sized rover down right on target on Mars, but they got a photo of the descent from a satellite overhead.
“Guess you could consider us the closest thing to paparazzi on Mars,” quipped Sarah Milkovich, investigation scientist at NASA JPL. “We definitely caught NASA’s newest celebrity in the act.”
The audacity of this mission — absolutely breathtaking.
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