Leicester Uni land on Mars

The University of Leicester is involved in a NASA project which has landed a spacecraft on Mars called Curiosity.

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Barack Obama thanks NASA for Mars landing

The President of the United States has thanked NASA for landing a spacecraft on Mars.

The project has been led by scientist Dr John Bridges, from the University of Leicester.

"Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history. I congratulate and thank all the men and women of NASA who made this remarkable accomplishment a reality."

– Barack Obama

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