I was watching the Landing of the Curiosity rover last night and noticed after the first images came in, everyone gathered in a lecture hall, gave some speeches and then broke out into what I can only describe as a High Five Carousel. Where the NASA scientists which worked on the rover, circled the room and enthusiastically high fived all of the higher up NASA managers.
The excitement was so infectious, what a great way to celebrate!
I was wondering if this is something that happens often after a mission success? Is there a better name for it than the high five carousel? Such a cool moment!
Found some video of the conference, the high fiving starts 5 minutes in:
Congrats to everyone involved! I am really looking forward to the images that will come out of this historical mission!