MIT Grad Allen Chen to NASA: 'We're Safe on Mars'

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“Touchdown confirmed,” engineer and MIT grad Allen Chen said after the robotic explorer Curiosity successfully reached Mars late Sunday. Chen and the Curiosity team led the rover to a safe landing on the red planet in one of the most ambitious digs ever. The team attempted never-before-tried acrobatics, and the robot will give NASA (and all Earthlings) a crucial look at the planet and its history.  [CBS]

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