The Curiosity rover marked its Mars landing with a small photo. Think about all the work that went into that one shot.
Last night, I stayed up late to watch the NASA livestream of the Curiosity rover landing. It seems to have been an unmitigated success: each step of the entry and landing process, even that crazy sky-crane maneuver, was performed flawlessly.
As Travis Beacham put it on Twitter:
A jet-fired hover crane just lowered a nuclear robot bigger…