The Mad Hatter
Do you think the people in that photo ever stopped to say to one another - "Holy crap! Do you believe that this thing in front of us is going to be on freaking Mars? This piece of sheet metal I am holding...RIGHT NOW...is going to be on Mars soon! I am so putting my freaking initials on this right freaking now!"
I know that's how I would be.
It reminds me of an anecdote I read somewhere - if Earth were obliterated or destroyed, one of the few names that would survive beyond our existence would be Richard Nixon - as his name is on a plaque we left on the moon...