Headline from this morning's Wichita Eagle:
From the story,
Monday after midnight, a white rover named Curiosity is supposed to land on Mars and begin a 23-month expedition to figure out whether the planet can – or ever could – harbor life.
The mission is the most scientifically advanced attempt at exploring Mars and it took NASA seven years and $2.5 billion to prepare. The minutes before landing will stretch the nerves of the agency’s crew, including propulsion engineer and Wichitan Todd Barber.
Congratulations to Todd and NASA. Curiosity should be a major step forward in our knowledge of the red planet. Just don't drive it into a ditch to impress a girl.