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Curiosity's Successful, Glorious Triumph on Mars

It's rare that humanity lands on another planet.  Sunday as a guest of the JPL director, Charles Elachi, along with a long list of space luminaries such as Jeff Bezos, Dennis Tito, Steve Jurvetson, George Whitesides, Buzz Aldrin, and hundreds more, I made my pilgrimage to Pasadena to be present for what the media called "seven-minutes of terror" - the final descent of JPL's Curiosity lander through the thin Martian atmosphere - slowing from 13,000 miles per hour to a 1 mph while executing a long list of complicated maneuvers.

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