|Rosetta and Philae lander almost at comet. Image Courtesy of ESA|
|NASA rolls out the Orion space capsule. Image Courtesy of NASA|
UPDATE: Wednesday, at 11:03 AM EST, Philae had landed on the comet over 300 million miles out from earth. She may have bounced once and landed twice, but she's there! Never in history has such a thing been done before and it took international cooperation to make it happen (see, people, we naked apes really can work together)! It was lucky that robotic probe had three landing systems because two failed. The thruster designed to fire and affix Philae to the comet failed and the harpoon system never functioned. But the screws in the landing feet did their job and Philae now rides a volatile comet. Congrats to the ESA for making some pretty wild space history.