Updated: Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012, 10:02 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012, 10:02 AM EDT
PASADENA, Calif. (CNN/NASA) - "Hello, this is Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator speaking to you via the broadcast capabilities of the Curiosity Rover, which is now on the surface of Mars."
Members of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission listened to a history-making broadcast in California.
The space agency's chief recorded the message, sent it Curiosity on Mars, and the rover transmitted it back to Earth.
NASA says this is the first time a recorded human voice has made such a journey
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