Footage Of NASA'S Control Room Going CRAZY As Curiosity Lands On Mars

NASA mission control can get pretty lively, especially when everyone in the room finds out that they didn't break a billion-dollar lander. Skip ahead to 10:30 for the moment of truth. It's not easy to put something on another planet, and when Curiosity officially lands at 11:17, everyone has a real reason to celebrate.

Shocking footage taken in Alpharetta, Georgia last Thursday shows a mother relaxing by a pool while her two sons play in the water. The scene quickly changes from fun to frightening when one son warns her about a tree about to fall on her.

"I was sitting at the pool relaxing and reading a book while watching my two sons swim, when I heard a tree cracking and then my son yelled 'Run mom!' so I bolted out of my chair right before a huge tree fell right on the chair I was sitting on," the mother said, according to Viral Hog.

"Our home security camera captured the whole thing!"

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