NASA's livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars was was practically as flawless as the landing itself, a refreshing alternative to all that troubled Olympics coverage. The broadcast - full of suspense, lucky peanut-eating, and ecstatic congratulations - was slow and hard to reach at times, but NASA servers never failed. Along with burnishing its online publicity credentials, NASA had prepared for a global audience of millions
But NASA couldn't prepare for everything.
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