NASA Curiosity Rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA Curiosity Rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA has again made history successfully landing the Curiosity Rover on Mars in one of the most sophisticated attempts ever to reach the Red Planet.

Cheers erupted in the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California after receiving the message from engineer Allan Chen – “Touchdown confirmed, we’ve landed!”

Scientists had been extremely nervous about the landing with NASA trialling a brand new technique.

Just minutes after the landing, the Curiosity had beamed back the first black and white photo from inside the crater.

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