NASA Lands Rover on Mars: Pop Stars React on Twitter
It took eight-and-a-half months for the NASA's Mars Curiosity rover to reach the Red Planet aka Mars. The rover landed at 1:31AM ET on Monday, Aug. 6. Once the rover hit its target, the digital space was abuzz with the news. Mars is a crucial location in sci fi literature, lore and film, so naturally, much of the world is curious about what the rover discovers. The landing was a hot topic in our world, too, with plenty of informed, newshound pop stars tweeting about the landing.
Actually, most of the pop stars' delivered tweets were cute and funny in nature, referencing martians, although will.i.am's tweet made it sound like his good vibes had something to do with the actual landing. We're all for the power of positive thinking and everything, but… we don't think that had anything to do with it! Lance Bass had the funniest tweet, since he included a graphic.
— will.i.am (@iamwill) August 6, 2012
...And the world breathes a collective sigh of relief that "Men are from Mars" was proven as just a euphemism. #nobodyactuallylivesthere — Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) August 6, 2012
Success!!!! Curiosity Lands on Mars!!Largest craft ever to touch down on Mars.Hoping to see some aliens in the pictures.
— Harry Shum Jr (@iharryshum) August 6, 2012
so Rover it.
— Pete Wentz(@petewentz) August 6, 2012
First pictures from the Mars rover!!! twitter.com/LanceBass/stat…
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) August 6, 2012
Watch the CBS Video of Rover 'Curiosity' Landing on Mars