Mars Rover "Curiosity" Has Landed

I have to say that was one of most amazing and suspenseful things I have ever watched. To watch a room full of NASA engineers and scientists cheering and crying is amazing! The first image was of the rover's wheel and dust on the window. We've now have our first images of Mar's surface from the rover.

My mind is blown!

When I was a kid I was fascinated by anything NASA did, and as an adult that fascination has never diminished. I was fortunate enough to be at Edwards Air Force Base April 14, 1981 to watch Space Shuttle Columbia land. That day influenced my life in numerous ways, most importantly my career of writing science fiction. 

It's a beautiful day for NASA! Congratulations!

To see the first images:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/images/first_images_mars.html