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Curiosity Mars mission | Pics NASA's Curiosity Mars lander settled down on the Red Planet as scheduled, no problems, thank you ma'am, nothing to worry about ... oh, what is it? a quarter of a billion miles from here or so?

Nice job, mates.

A news conference is being held as we post this note, but we thought you might enjoy a few images from the live feed before that momentous and deservedly self-congratulatory event concludes:

Happy, maybe? Many years of preparation culminates in a moment of exultation and relief

Y'know, few of us puny humans will ever enjoy such a moment of celebratory togetherness (or such bland uniforms)

Yes, that's the shadow of the rover Curiosity in the image on the left – nice...

Hmm... Another indication of which OS is preferred by The Best and the Brightest™

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