Mars Curiosity Rover Landing
Times Square, Earth
Sunday evening, thousands gathered in Times Square to watch Mars Curiosity safely land on Mars after a 352-million mile, 8.5 month journey.
Seeing so many people gathered on such a late and rainy Sunday evening to watch the event was just awesome to witness. People were captivated by the images being displayed on the Toshiba screen at Times Square and were listening very closely to the audio broadcast over their phones, sharing headphones as necessary. After each successful stage of Curiosity's final descent, Times Square erupted into a loud cheer. Chants of "Science! Science! Science!" and "NASA! NASA! NASA!" broke out.
It was truly incredible to see so many people collectively captivated by science and exploration.