Monday, August 06, 2012

Now THIS is cool!

Today, very early, the NASA Mars Curiosity rover landed, right on time, after a multi-million mile trip, to within 220 meters of the target.  While on its way, just a minute or so before landing, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught this picture of the Curiosity Lander hanging from its parachute.

I don't know about you, but this has to be the absolute coolest photograph ever.  The technology that is needed to have two separate spacecraft, launched years apart, in such close proximity at the same time that one can capture a photo of the other while landing is just astonishing!