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NASA's Curiosity makes it to Mars

by The Madeleine Brand Show

The project leadership team for the Curiosity mission to Mars prepares to take a bow before a press conference at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena late Sunday night. Grant Slater/KPCC

Last night was a perfect evening for taking pictures. The air was crisp, clear and the temperature was negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

We're talking about Mars, of course, and the picture-taker in question? The rover Curiosity, which landed late last night

KPCC's Sanden Totten was at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and he joins the show to fill us in on the scene.

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