I just gathered with a bunch of my coworkers into our conference room to watch InSight land. While it didn’t have the flashy drama of watching Falcon Heavy, it went to freakin’ Mars! Then hit at the right angle to not burn up or get deflected, then the parachute launched, then it landed without flipping over, then it sent back a picture! THAT IS SO DAMN COOL!
Now, I’m trying to work again, but I keep wanting to check in on the live feed and see all the happy scientists and see what InSight is sending back.
I do love that it has to send a message back later, definitely reminds me of my parents and “send us a text when you get home, so we know you made it back safely”.