No self-respecting geek doesn’t get a little excited when it comes to space. Add in a trip to Mars and the ability to remote control a vehicle on its surface and you’re in tech heaven.
The latest adventure to the red planet sees NASA’s Curiosity Rover land today, having launched in November last year.
There’s some pretty cool stuff going on when it comes to earthbound technology. Anyone with a fast enough internet connection can watch a live stream of the landing:
If your connection is little more restricted, you can also keep up to speed by watching the Mars Curiosity Twitter feed.
The mission is run by the Mars Science Laboratory and is part of NASA’s continued efforts to explore the planet.
Update: The Curiosity Rover has officially landed:
I’m safely on the surface of Mars. GALE CRATER I AM IN YOU!!!
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) August 6, 2012