Anu Ojha, from the National Space Academy in Leicester, said today's landing on Mars was the 'culmination of decades of work'.
It's hoped the rover will transform our understanding of the so-called Red Planet.
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
The Curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars on Monday has beamed back its first images of the Red Planet.
A scientist from the University of Leicester has led a $2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars.