This is probably old news by now, but I really wanted to share my excitement about NASA successfully landing Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. The twitter-sphere was abuzz with live tweets covering the final minutes of touch-down and we even got to see some snapshots of the landing. Landing on Mars was no easy feat; NASA used a rocket-powered sky-crane to lower the 2000 pound rover onto the surface after going through the planet’s atmosphere.

“Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history,” President Obama said in a statement. “The successful landing of Curiosity – the most sophisticated roving laboratory ever to land on another planet – marks an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future. It proves that even the longest of odds are no match for our unique blend of ingenuity and determination.”

I bet you’re all wondering: “Is there life on Mars?” – I’m really curious to see what will be discovered during this mission “to search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life.”

You can follow the mission with frequent updates directly on NASA’s official website HERE.

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