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Joy in Pasadena as NASA employees receive confirmation of Curiosity's successful landing.

Caltech Dining's NASA Mars Rover Support

Dining's contribution to the Mars Science Laboratory Mission: almost 10,000 meals, round-the-clock service and a multitude of special VIP events.

As the Mars Space Rover, Curiosity, entered the final minutes before touchdown on August 5, thousands of scientists, engineers, guests and officials held their collective breath at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  But moments after the 10:37 p.m. (PDT) landing , barely-managed pandemonium broke out across the JPL and nearby Caltech campuses. See the video.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes of this technological feat, the campus di

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