Ok, I had to throw my favorite Dumb and Dumber clip in there — I couldn’t resist. But seriously what an impressive accomplishment. I woke up this morning to an amazing stream of tweets, and relived that whole “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up” moment.
Here’s some of the best tweets I’ve seen on the Curiosity’s landing on Mars:
NBC paid $1.3 Billion for Olympics rights. Queen’s diamond jubilee cost £3 Billion. Curiosity cost $2.5 Billion.— Prospectus (@Prospectus) August 6, 2012
So many smart babies nine months from now.— Trammell (@trammell) August 6, 2012
NASA is about to use a rocket powered hover crane to land a laser wielding, nuclear powered rover on mars. No joke. #MSL— Job Vranish (@JobVranish) August 6, 2012
Oh China you’re just 1 medal higher than us on the Olympic medal standings? Brb landing on Mars. xo, America.— Lindseymgreen (@Lindseymgreen) August 6, 2012
WE JUST FLUNG A ROBOT 350 MILLION MILES ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND IT FUCKING WORKED— Joshua Ellis (@jzellis) August 6, 2012
Feeling very inspired right now. Time to kick Monday in the face.