It’s safe to say this will be my favorite thing today! NASA successfully landed a rover on Mars on Monday, and two engineers involved in the process celebrated it with something that should be familiar to San Francisco 49ers fans!
I was at the Chiefs game where @marquisegoodwin did this after a TD. NASA engineers celebrating the Mars touch down... one is actually a Chiefs fan but liked his celebration so much, she practiced for 6 weeks getting it right. Respect! pic.twitter.com/Wm4bGIGq9g— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) November 27, 2018
One of the engineers is a Chiefs fan and decided she wanted to replicate a celebration between Marquise Goodwin and Kendrick Bourne from Week 3. In that game, Goodwin scored a touchdown against the Chiefs, and proceeded to do the same handshake celebration with Bourne. Here’s a look at how that went down.
This TD celebration from Marquise Goodwin has me weak pic.twitter.com/Zm6nirOiot— LeOusmane DeMessi (@ChrisCreacy) September 23, 2018
It’s safe to say this is the first NFL celebration that has inspired a celebration of NASA engineers. I’m guessing Goodwin and Bourne will think this is pretty cool! This is one of the many upsides to the NFL finally relaxing the rules surrounding celebrations. Maybe if humans ever land on Mars, we’ll get an NFL-style celebration from the astronauts involved.
The two engineers discussed the celebration and the Mars landing, so give this a watch (h/t CNN):