I started a liveblog thingy for the higgs, no one was on, so I spent this one in google chat with these guys.
I find it awesome that we had to invent a rocket-crane for this mission. A ROCKET-CRANE. (It was really a rocket-winch, but that doesn't sound as awesome).
Fun fact: In 2010, NASA's budget was about $8.7 billion. In its entire history from 1958 to 2011, the total budget was $526.18 billion. In 2010, the U.S. military budget was $663.85 billion. That means that in one year, the military spent $137.67 billion more than NASA has in more than 50.
I can't post the first image from Curiosity due to an internal server error (KAO!), but here's a link. Edited, Aug 6th 2012 2:16am by Omegavegeta
"The Rich are there to take all of the money & pay none of the taxes, the middle class is there to do all the work and pay all the taxes, and the poor are there to scare the crap out of the middle class." -George Carlin