Cheers, hugs and tears erupted in Mission Control as confirmation came that the Mars rover Curiosity had landed safely on the 4th rock from the Sun.
At 1:14:39 AM eastern time the small-car-sized robot was set down on the surface of Mars using a daring, new system called a " sky crane."
NASA live bloggedthe entire sequence of events between the time Curiosity entered the Martian atmosphere and its touchdown that have come to be known as "7 minutes of terror."
Less than an hour later a tweet from the @MarsCuriosity account showing one of the rover's very first images:
The image is one of several that were transmitted quickly after the landing. It's grainy and black and white, but more high resolution photos and videos will be coming soon.
Morning Express with Robin Meade will show you the celebration and all the most recent images from the surface of Mars starting at 6am ET on HLN.