“Touchdown confirmed!”

A Mini Cooper sized £1.6 billion robot

beginning  interplanetary exploration, the $7 per head price tag

seemed suddenly a bargain.

Retro rockets reignited our passion for daring adventures

when the expected signal of confirmation  created scenes of wild jubilation

not only at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab.

A one Martian year mission, seeking signs of

Aqua vita from a million, billion years ago.

Spirit of adventure,

Opportunity grasped,

Curiosity sated.

https://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity/status/232348380431544320

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/aug/06/curiosity-rover-mars-landing-live-blog

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