me too. i couldn't help but smile and be just as excited.
What were you watching?
They send a few quick pictures to show that it landed right side up and whatnot, then the rover performs a self-diagnosis to make sure everything is operational. THEN, it starts collecting data. The battery on the rover should last several years if they don't get too over-zealous at the controls. You'll get pictures, be patient.
This is an amazing feat. Respect.
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I love this!!
Soo excited that this is working. I hope lots of kids were watching, too. Maybe even a few got bit by the space bug. I hope....
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So where did the "drop-ship/lander" go? How much earth trash is on Mars now anyways?
Anyways, this is cool and an awesome feat.
My legend dates back to the 12th Century you see. My legend is quite old. The 12th Century was a long time ago. It was summer and so cold from the snow because it was actually winter or maybe it was Monday. It could have been a Thursday or possibly a Saturday or was it Tuesday though it could have been Wednesday or a Monday.