With the 6 feets (opps wheels) on the dirt of mars, people sitting at every corner of the world began congratulating each other for the another victory of mankind. Overcoming its "seven minutes of terror" and winning the hearts of geeks worldwide -- the 2,000 lb. (900 Kg) NASA curiosity Rover landed on Mars at 1:32 am, early Monday morning EST.
The mighty curiosity rover science lab on wheels has established communications with Earth and is sending back telemetry along with the first pictures of Gale crater. These initial grayscale images are only 256 x 256 pixels in size but show Curiosity's shadow on the Martian soil.
"We're on Mars again," said the exhilarated NASA chief, Charles Bolden. "It's just absolutely incredible. It doesn't get any better than this."
Curiosity Rover official twitter page was live broadcasting every moment of it's adventurous ride, writing in what you might well call the voice of Internet.
I'm safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!!— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) August 6, 2012
Moments later, the account paraphrased Neil Armstrong — but went the first man on the moon one better, by posting the first ever twitpic from an alien planet.
Flight Director Bobak Fedowsi, immediately become internet sensation while he was busy landing the robot on the mars. He later posted his snap on twitter for those who were curious about his hair.
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