This is comet 67P if you dropped it outside LA(hopefully on Kim and Kanye's house). The Europeans plopped a probe on this thing as it flew around at 40,000 mph, 10 times further away from Earth as Mars.....on the first try.
I don't even want to contemplate the math and engineering on that one. The only more impressive accomplishment in space was putting a man on the moon and we did that in 1969, 45 years ago.
While NASA was spending its budget making Muslims feel good about their imaginary contributions to the advancement of western civilization, the Europeans were seeking definitive answers as to the origins of the universe, in ways we've only imagined.
My only question is, why didn't we, the US, land a probe on a comet?
What's the last really great thing America did?