NASA engineers mimicked the handshake of the NFL when InSight landed on Mars


49ers receivers Marquise Goodwin and Kendrick Bourne inspired the dance of a NASA duo that went viral after InSight landed on Mars.

Landing on Mars is a complex operation. So, for a NASA engineer, an elaborate handshake should not be too difficult, right?

Apparently not. When the NASA Insight Lander landed successfully Monday on Mars, two engineers, known as Brooke and Gene, broke out this holiday in the control room of NASA's mission in Pasadena, California.

(Go to 1:18 in the video tweeted below.)

It turned out that their handshake was an interpretation of the one performed by the 49ers receivers Marquise Goodwin and Kendrick Bourne. In September, Goodwin scored a touchdown against the Chiefs, entered the end zone, and then walked nonchalantly up to Bourne before the duo began a series of slaps, forearm touches, and a dance of the famous Fortnite video game.

According to CNN, Brooke and Gene planned their celebration six weeks ago. Brooke is a fan of chefs. Gene a fan of the Patriots. Both say of football.

"We knew we were sitting together in the control room and we thought it would be fun for both of us," Brooke said. "We saw something we liked from a previous game and we kind of imitated it."

Mission accomplished.


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