A full-scale model of Curiosity on display at JPL prior to the actual rover's landing on Mars, August 5, 2012.
The scene just before NASA's last pre-landing press conference regarding Curiosity rover on Sunday, August 5, 2012.
Actress June Lockhart ("Lost in Space," "Lassie") stopped by the media room on the night of Curiosity's landing, August 5, 2012.
Actor Seth Green came to JPL for Curiosity's landing on Aug. 5, 2012.
Scientists and guests mingled on the grounds of JPL in the hours before Curiosity's landing attempt on Aug. 5, 2012.
Reporters at JPL write up stories a few hours before Curiosity began its plunge through the Martian atmosphere, August 5, 2012.
Musician will.i.am (center left) conducts an interview in front of a full-size model of the Curiosity rover on Aug. 5, 2012.
A shot of the news trucks in the JPL parking lot, Pasadena, CA, August 5, 2012.
Musician Will.i.am, center, listens to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Sciences and Exploration Directorate Chief Scientist Jim Garvin talk next to a mock up of the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity as Astronaut and NASA's Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin looks on at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) a few hours ahead of the the planned landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif.
Reporters and assorted guests watch the NASA TV feed at JPL shortly before the Curiosity rover touched down on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012.
Curiosity's entry, descent and landing team receives congratulations from NASA officials and mission leaders at a post-landing press conference on Aug. 5, 2012.
NASA officials and leaders of Curiosity's mission celebrate at a press conference after the rover landed successfully on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Systems Engineer Bobak Ferdowsi is seen reacting after the MSL rover Curiosity successfully landed on Mars, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Ferdowski is known for changing his hair style for each mission or big event at JPL.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Entry, Descent and Landing Engineer Adam Steltzner hugs another MSL team member after the Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.