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Philae lands on comet 67P

Wednesday,  11/12/14  09:23 PM

Today I am proud to be a human.  The Philae lander of the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has been landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after a voyage of 10 years.  This morning at 8:04PM Philae Tweeted: "Touchdown! My new address: 67P! #CometLanding".  Just typing that gives me chills.

Can't wait to see what we learn from this mission, but we've already created something important: a sense of inspiration.  Few of us work on things which truly have universal impact, but this was one of them.  Awesome!

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