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What It Felt Like To Land A Robot On Mars

The happiest place on earth, at least for a few minutes last night, was the control room at the Jet Propulsion Lab.

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There were high fives

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Last night the Mars Science Laboratory successfully landed on Mars after a long, difficult journey that started in November of last year. Needless to say, the people who worked on the project were pretty stoked.

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