Here is one of the first images from Curiosity.
Wow, wow, wow. This day belongs to the engineers. Thanks, guys. When I first heard the word "skycrane" it seemed more than a bit Rube Goldberg. Whatever's in those peanuts worked.
And thank you, U.S. taxpayers. You made it happen. Next time someone tells you "the government can't do anything right!", remind them that we landed a nuclear-powered rover the size of a Mini-Cooper inside a crater on another planet 154 million miles away.
If that isn't cool, I don't know what is.