Audrey, 19. I study Europe, the french language, and development. Refrainings, despite the name, is a repository of beliefs and feelings.
A View of Mars.
The Curiosity Rover made it to Mars late Sunday night, and so far all we’ve got is this single high-res photo.
But it was more than enough to send NASA engineers into ecstasy, since the Curiosity’s landing sequence — coined The Seven Minutes of Terror – requires six vehicle configurations, 76 pyrotechnic devices, the largest supersonic parachute ever built, and more than 500,000 lines of code.
According to NASA administrator Charles Bolden, “new technologies never invented or attempted before were created for this journey,” and that the odds for success were actually just 40 percent. More photos to come, we can be sure of that. [mashable]