You overslept, burnt your breakfast, spilt coffee down your shirt, and stumbled into work looking a wreck—a bit like every other Monday morning, just ten times worse. But that's OK, because you have an excuse: last night, you were watching history being made.
The Mars Curiosity has landed—a phenomenal success that completes an incredible journey against all odds. NASA still has the chops to make interplanetary magic happen.
Ben Thoma is one of the crucial people in the Mars Science Laboratory mission. He has this mind blowing thought to share with you: