SCIENCE! Watching Mars Curiosity land last night was *extremely* exciting, but it was just as exciting to share it with the kid this morning.
We watched two videos: the one above focuses on the team at JPL and the one below also shows the animated simulation (which feels just slightly off from the action in the control room, but perhaps better illustrates for kids what’s going on).
And an exciting turn of events: the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter got an image of Curiosity parachuting down! The inset clears the image up a bit.
The kid should see this. #understatement
You know what gets kids excited about science? Watching adults get excited about science.
Also, here’s a post from the Atlantic on the “Mohawk guy.” You know you want to read it.