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 **** out of the middle class." -George Carlin