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NASA engineers recreate 49ers touchdown celebration after Mars landing

Marquise Goodwin # 11 of San Francisco 49ers Celebrate with team mate Kendrick Bourne # 84 after passing the finish…

San Francisco 49ers may be 2-9 this year, but that does not mean nobody has looked at them.

After NASA’s InSight landlord successfully touched on Mars’s surface on Monday, two engineers, Brooke Harper and Gene Bonfiglio celebrated with a handshake that might look familiar to 49ers fans.

Harper, a Chiefs fan, said that they copied the celebration between 49ers recipients Marquise Goodwin and Kendrick Bourne after Goodwin made a touchdown against her Chiefs in week 3.

“We knew we were sitting together in the control room and we thought It would be fun just for us two, “she said. “We saw something we liked from a previous game, and we sort of emulated it.”

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Bonfiglio, a patriotic fan, said it took them weeks to perfect the handshake.

“We started training it and please break the movie about five to six weeks ago,” he said. “We had to film it in slow motion so we could watch it and break it down.”

The InSight lander is designed to drill into the Mars surface to help researchers study the interior of the planet.

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It took landlords sixth to reach Mars, and was the first to land on the red planet since NASA’s curiosity robbed touched in 2012.

Eric Ting is a SFGATE personal writer . Email him at [email protected] and Follow him on Twitter

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