The clock ticked from midnight all the way through to 1:32am Monday morning as I sat glued to my laptop watching a live stream from the Griffith Observatory in California where a packed crowd gathered to watch the suspensful conclusion to the long journey of the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover. I would have loved to be in the control center as the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and world witnessed a part of history. I love space and always have ever since I was a kid. I am an engineer at heart and can appreciate the complicated series of events that had to take place in order for this to work out the way it did. I have since watched all of the press conferences and I like how everybody is open to explaining where things stand. This is all uncharted territory and nobody can fully predict what’s to come. I wish I knew somebody so I could get an inside look at the operations. 🙂
I’m now ready for even more exciting things to come and seeing the highly anticipated high definition images / videos when they finally beam their way back here to Earth. Curiosity is bound to turn into amazement.