Science! Curiosity on Mars

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I stayed up too late to watch Curiosity land on Mars. I’ve always been a huge fan of space exploration and often lament the current state of affairs at NASA. I’m really hoping that Curiosity and MSL marks an amazing new era for space exploration. It excites me that there is real science and exploration happening rather than just being the UPS truck for the International Space Station. Now if we could just get some deep space human exploration going.

Wondering why the Curiosity landing is such a big deal? Watch this video:
7 Minutes of Terror