Dr. Stephan Ulamec, manager of the Philae Lander of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission, which earlier today set the Philae lander down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
After the landing confirmation, some comments from Roberto Battiston, president of the Italian space agency.
“A small jump for the robot. A giant jump for mankind. So we have now Philae, which has gently landed on this strange place on a strange world, as a result of so many years of collaboration. And the fun is now beginning—because the science of this tremendous journey is going to start.”