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Emily LakdawallaJuly 26, 2010

A little chuckle for your Monday morning

This was too amusing not to post. During Friday's first roll for Curiosity, there was a lot of banter in the Ustream chat room about all the bunny-suited* engineers waving at the cameras and mugging for portraits with the rover. One chat room member, "Mirek," said the engineer should -- well, you can see what he requested; just watch the video (and turn the sound on; Mirek added some fun music).

Subsequent demands that the entire engineering team break into the "Thriller" dance were, fortunately for the safety of Curiosity (not to mention the engineers), not obliged.

*The white coveralls that the engineers wear in the clean room are generally referred to as "bunny suits."

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