The stuff of history: NASA’s definitive two-and-half-minute edit of Curiosity’s landing. Here’s what it took and how it happened.

It’s been a heck of a day, and a heck of a mission. Relive all of my posts from this mission, old and new, here. This video captures the end result of allowing human curiosity to push its boundaries, and then break through them.

You need a reminder of why we need to fund projects that go boldly into the future? Just watch this.

(Source: explore-blog, via smarterplanet)