PASADENA, Calif. – When NASA's InSight landed on the edge of the foreign front, at Marte's threshold, jokes, tears, hugs, and handkerchiefs were marked by successful attacks.
But do you see Ukip Dance? You can lose Blink and repeat the video. Handcuffs, punctures, higher dancing? Yes it happened. And it's wonderful!
"It's true that it's a touch celebration," said Gene Bonfiglio, a two-year-old NASA engineer, engineer in the fall and landing system, captured by our hearts and the Martian tower. He raised his hands like a soccer referee in the air. "You know, I like it, & # 39; Touchdown! & # 39;" [NASA’s InSight Mars Lander: Full Coverage]
"Like NFL," added Brooke Harper, who danced Bonfiglio. "A marvelous celebration suited us to the Cape of Mars."
And it was fitting. When InSight confirms Earth's secure Mars Touchdown when it arrived at the NASA mission control center Agency Jet Propulsion Laboratory here Monday (November 26), Bonfiglio and Harper launched their three seats on a row of three consoles and launched into its routine.
Touchdown was a dance, so it's not surprising to watch NFL games inspired by engineers.
"We're just two football fans," said Bonfiglio Space.com. New England Patriots is a fan. Harper roots for Kansas City Chiefs. "And we're giving it to other hard times," Bonfiglio said.
Bonfiglio and Harper danced a few months ago, while InSight was still heading towards Marte. But what kind of dance should they do?
Then some Bonfiglio football fans danced on television. He loved his wife. His son also. And yes, the Mars InSight touch event was born.
InSight spent the great day of the two engineers working on the weekend. And yes, there was concern about the need to prevail in the ground to be jinxing on the ground.
"We have our small superstitions, like everyone," said Harper. "For me, I had final reservations, but I trusted our team and our espionage team and we were nailed."
And InSight, like his nail on landing, was celebrated by Bonfiglio and Harper. The rest, as is said, is history.
You can see some stunning photos of InSight Mars's landing here.
NASA's InSight Mars Lander launched Red Planet in May, and will spend about two Earth's (Mars-life) Mars in the interior with a seismometer suite, a heat sink and other tools. Scientists hope that $ 850 million more missions will help Marte to create and respond to questions that make up the wet planet and the earth.