Curiosity causes Internet to explode with joy.
The Internet erupted in celebration early this week when Curiosity, the latest NASA rover successfully landed on Mars.
- — Jeremy Bingaman (@iowaradioguy)Mon, Aug 06 2012 06:31:44When was the last time hundreds of people gathered in Times Square and chanted the name of a gov't agency? Oh yeah, never. Go @NASA!
- More than 1 million people reportedly live streamed the NASA feed, sharing their awe and praise with their friends and fans.
- — Josh Helfferich (@JoshHelfferich)Sun, Aug 05 2012 22:14:34There is literally nothing more important to humanity happening at this moment. This planet of ours ain’t gonna last forever, folks.
- — Matthew Panzarino (@mpanzarino)Sun, Aug 05 2012 22:33:53Hey 8-year-old me, I just watched NASA land a giant rover on Mars on my wireless pocket computer. You’re going to like it here in the future
- But the excitement among science and technology enthusiasts quickly spread to all walks of life. People from all walks of life were seemingly dazzled by the feat and it's implications for the future.
- — Lauren Angeloni (@LaurenAngeloni)Tue, Aug 07 2012 06:57:49the mars rover is v. exciting, esp. for someone like myself who still marvels daily over the inventions of the lock and key and Tylenol.
- — Janessa Goldbeck (@jgoldbeck)Sun, Aug 05 2012 22:50:11Today I saw a man with no legs run in the Olympics and a robot from Earth land on Mars. Holy freaking hell - science is awesome.
- — Nicole Malone (@_wolface)Tue, Aug 07 2012 07:11:59We landed on mars, and I'm still so excited. Thank you America for doing something awesome..its been a while, you unleashed my inner nerd
- — Catherine (@CatherineQ)Sun, Aug 05 2012 22:58:47Dear @NASA - I think the world just gave you a standing ovation. And who said people don't care about science and space? Congratulations!!
- — Catherine (@CatherineQ)Mon, Aug 06 2012 04:27:01My Dad who really only watches space missions bc of his geeky daughter said the Curiosity landing was "best thing he'd seen since Apollo!"
- The humble peanut has played a part since 1964 when Ranger 7 became the first U.S. space probe to successfully transmit images of the moon's surface back to Earth, Space.com reported.
- — Veronica McGregor (@VeronicaMcG)Sun, Aug 05 2012 21:33:40That awkward moment when u realize you brought UNSALTED Planter's peanuts to landing. "Better for our blood pressure" says @jtowns
- — Veronica McGregor (@VeronicaMcG)Sun, Aug 05 2012 21:24:58Rumor is grocery stores in the vicinity of JPL were selling out of peanuts today. But don't call us superstitious :)
- — Stuart Clark (@DrStuClark)Mon, Aug 06 2012 07:34:58
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