Curiosity drew a large, diverse crowd of hundreds to Times Square last night.
The horde set themselves up an hour before the landing was scheduled to occur, with headphones, blankets and lawn chairs, some coming from quite a distance, to watch NASA’s live broadcast of the ultra-advanced rover touch down on Mars.
Chris Holderson, who worked on the entry descendant landing system as an intern at the NASA Mars science laboratory six years ago, came in from Connecticut.
“This is really NASA’s flagship mission of the decade, and one of the most exciting things to come out of NASA in the past few years,” Mr. Holderson said.
“We have a tank on Mars. It’s War of the Worlds in reverse,” joked Jay Searson.
“Poor Martians didn’t know what hit ‘em,” agreed Mr. Holderson. Read More