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"What you've accomplished embodies the American spirit." This praise came from President Barack Obama in a phone call to the operations team, in which he lauded NASA's "incredibly impressive" mission in landing the Curiosity rover on Mars last week.
Was it wreckage from an extraterrestrial spacecraft? Was it a smudge of dirt on the camera lens? Was it a dust devil that just happened to be in the right place at the right time?
After traveling more than 350 million miles through space en route to the Red Planet, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity landed less than two miles from its target destination when it touched down last Monday.
NASA made news headlines around the globe and restored the public's interest in the U.S. space program, but the pressure is on to succeed in future planned missions to the Red Planet.
NASA is releasing even more photographs taken by the Curiosity rover during its first week of service on the Red Planet.
NASA prototype lunar lander Morpheus experienced a malfunction this week during testing, leading the future spacecraft to crash and burn.
NASA scientists are continuing to celebrate the successful landing of its Curiosity rover and after poring over data to determine the precise point of impact, space officials are even more excited to find that it actually made touchdown in the best spot possible from a scientific point-of-view.