"Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history."--President Obama-- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 6, 2012
Or as White House science advisor John Holdren put it tonight during NASA's live telecast of the historic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity, "We are actually the only country that has surface landers on any other planet."
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