I don’t know if anyone else watched the landing of Curiosity, but it was pretty incredible. I don’t ever get tired of watching the Mars Curiosity team erupt into cheers and hugs and tears as they hear the news of the successful landing.
For those who missed it, here’s an excellent condensed video of the anticipation and reactions from the control room with the brilliant animation of the landing: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1103 (WATCH IT!)
Personally, I believe that this event has helped to bring back the excitement for exploration outside of our planet which is SO important. This will keep me going for the rest of the week.