Yahoo! The latest Mars Rover landed!

Great job JPL! I watched the landing on their streaming video feed, and it was lovely. I visited them recently and they were all immensely tense. Testing.... Testing... Testing... Even while the spacecraft was in flight - they can fix software bugs on the fly. It was great to see a control room full of tense geeks explode with joy when they finally got landing confirmation.

Try out the Java-based data browser they built. Drive a simulated dune buggy on mars. It's called Maestro and can be found at

January 4, 2004