On Sunday evening, Jet Propulsion Lab engineers celebrated what was called a "great drama," the picture-perfect landing on the surface of Mars by the rover Curosity.
The rover begins a two-year mission to explore the Red Planet, looking for signs of water and anything that could indicate Mars could support life.
To land on Mars, the rover had to slow down from around 13,000 mph to a soft landing in the planet in just seven minutes, a feat that JPL has dubbed "7 Minutes of Terror."
Curosity began its historic voyage to Mars with a November launch of the rover. It lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket back in November.