At 4:11PM today, the European Space Agency landed a probe on the 67P Comet some 500 million kilometers from Earth.
The Philae Lander touched down on the comet, firing harpoons and winching itself onto the surface of the hurtling comet.
The lander will now send data back to the European Space Agency for testing and analysis. In fact, one of the engineers who worked on the landing system is from Mullingar.
The Rosetta Mission has been deemed a complete success and is the first time a probe has landed on a moving comet.
The landing, which took place real-time on Twitter, saw several images beamed between the Philae Lander and the spacecraft Rosetta and back to the European Space Agency.
Even Captain Kirk got in on the action, sending his congratulations to the ESA.
— ESA Rosetta Mission (@ESA_Rosetta) November 12, 2014