Mars Rover Lands Safely

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•32 Aug 6, 2012

The NASA rover Curiosity touched down safely on the Martian surface following a complex descent and landing procedure that scientists had dubbed the "seven minutes of terror." What do you think?

  • “Yeah, if by ‘safely’ you mean it will never again return home to see the scientists who made it. Poor Mars rover.”

    Veronica Forchion –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Didn’t we dissolve the space program? No? All right, let’s collect some more dirt samples, I guess.”

    Joey De Young –
    Jack Setter

  • “Wake me up when this leads to an invention like Velcro.”

    Paul Hesseman –
    Orthotics Technician

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