NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars
Published Monday, August 6, 2012 2:17PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2012 2:18PM EDT
Workers at the Canadian Space Agency were ecstatic early Monday morning as NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars.
Minutes after the landing signal reached Earth, Curiosity beamed back the first black-and-white pictures from inside the crater where it landed.
Gilles Leclerc, the CSA's director-general of space exploration, says his team has spent seven years working on an 18-million-dollar device that will help Curiosity look for signs of life on Mars.