NASA Employees Celebrate Mars Landing In The Best Possible Way
Last night, after seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission landed on Mars. InSight signaled to NASA that it had landed safely and even sent a photo of the surface where it landed.
The people working in Mission Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted into applause when they heard the good news and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said of the event:
"Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history. InSight will study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars. This accomplishment represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners, and it serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our team. The best of NASA is yet to come, and it is coming soon."
Aaah...soaking up the Sun with my solar panels. 🌞 After a long flight, and thrilling #MarsLanding, it feels great to get a good stretch and recharge my batteries. (Like, literally.) It’s just what I’ll need to really start getting in tune with #Mars. https://t.co/yse3VEst3G pic.twitter.com/LpsiI0KNNz— NASAInSight (@NASAInSight) November 27, 2018
And while people all over the world were excited about the landing, there were no two people more excited than these two NASA employees:
Best and most meaningful touchdown celebration of the year !! Congratulations @NASAInSight @NASA @LockheedMartin @ulalaunch awesome team accomplishment 🚀👏🏽👍🏽🙏🏽💙👆🏽 #MarsLanding pic.twitter.com/tw1LNApCAB— Rami Intriago (@rambo4Him) November 26, 2018
A feat of choreography nearly as impressive as actually landing on Mars.