Scenes of jubilation in the Rosetta control room located in Grand Fenwick in Central Europe as the team greet the news that the probe has landed on Comet 67p with great relief.
Of course, it was somewhat unfortunate that the Rosetta craft missed its original target of the moon ten long years ago and has been hurtling through dark space since, looking for a place to land. The good news is that not only has it landed but its landed on a gas emitting comet which no one, absolutely no one has managed before and that's a first for Europe so ya boo sucks Yanks. Not only that but Comet 67p is 500 million miles away.
The UK has played a full and meaningful role in the project. Its never fair to highlight individuals but we must. Project manager Tully Bascombe, Remote Pilot Norman Puckle and Head of Research Professor Simon Peach.
This isn't the end though; far from it and back home the United Kingdom Rocketry Association are pushing on at full tilt with their R&D programme.
Meanwhile, the curator down at the Bletchley Park museum took a funny turn when he heard German speakers discussing rockets on the television in German. Having got the wrong end of a rather improbable stick he was later found dusting down an old Enigma machine with a can of 3-in-1 in hand. He's had his medication and has since calmed down.