At 10:32 p.m. Sunday, the news was called out: "Touchdown confirmed. We're safe on Mars."
Some of the celebration surrounding the Mars Science Laboratory's successful landing on the Red Planet had a political tone.
Michael Davis had already made himself a Nitro to remember this year when he became the first Glendale High track and field athlete to qualify for the CIF State Championships since 1986.
The whole world will be watching as the rover Curiosity touches down on Mars late Sunday, especially the engineers and scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
A judge has ruled that Glendale is improperly using a fiber-optics network owned by Charter Communications for free.