European Space Agency’s Spacecraft Lands on Comet’s Surface →

November 12, 2014 |

Kenneth Chang, The New York Times:

The Philae has landed.

The European Space Agency’s ambitious attempt to place a spacecraft on the surface of a comet succeeded when a signal arrived at the mission control center at Darmstadt, Germany, just after 5 p.m . local time (11 a.m. Eastern time).

What a historic achievement for Science.

See also, xkcd’s live coverage of the landing. Brilliant as always.