Yes, there has been a lot about Curiosity on the blog this week, but I can’t resist posting just one more. This video is footage that you may have seen before, especially if you watched the Seven Minutes of Terror video — but it has now been cut with voice recordings from the actual landing, and the NASA/JPL press conference afterwards. It’s great fun, because now it’s real.
(Note: You may notice a distinct rah-rah America tone to the press conference, but to put it in context, these folks have to fight the US Congress for their budget every few years, with cuts constantly being threatened or enacted. When they’ve got something like this to sell, they’re going to sell it, hard. If you thought landing a rover on Mars was impossible, try getting money for science out of Congress.)