I’m watching live coverage of the descent and landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover, thinking that we should note the occasion here on our little LEGO blog down on Earth as well. We featured Tim Goddard’s LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover a couple weeks ago. I found this great photo by Kooberz:
Alex points us to a LEGO CUUSOO project by Stephen Pakbaz:
As I post this, Curiosity has separated from its cruise stage, and JPL is receiving “heartbeat” transmissions from the spacecraft as it begins its entry into the Martian atmosphere. Good luck, Curiosity!
UPDATE: Mars Curiosity Rover has successfully landed on Mars and is sending pictures. Congratulations!