Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship Before India's space program announced its Mars orbiter had reached its destination, NASA's Curiosity Rover, tweeted it was "rolling out the red carpet on the Red Planet for the newest Mars orbiter."

Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship

Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship

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Before India's space program announced its Mars orbiter had reached its destination, NASA's Curiosity Rover, tweeted it was "rolling out the red carpet on the Red Planet for the newest Mars orbiter."

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Good morning. I'm Audie Cornish bringing you news of a budding Martian friendship between robot spacecraft. Days before India's space program announced that its Mars Orbiter Mission had successfully reached its destination, a fellow Mars explorer, NASA's Curiosity rover, tweeted that it was rolling out the red carpet on the red planet for the newest Mars orbiter. After its arrival yesterday, the Mars orbiter responded, Howdy, Mars Curiosity. Keep in touch. I'll be around.

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