One supposes that when it takes six months for your spacecraft to travel to a far-away planet, a team of scientists has plenty of time to practice the handshake-celebration for when it all goes according to plan.
Watch these two NASA employees celebrate the probe landing on Mars with a charmingly nerdy handshake pic.twitter.com/ZVADqHjTXT
— Brian Koerber (@bkurbs) November 26, 2018
Let’s hit the NewsCut Wayback machine.
The moment Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, one of the flight controllers let out a whoop, only to be hushed by another controller taking a drag on a cigarette. Also, there were no women in the room.