Monday, August 06, 2012

Martian Chronicles

Curiosity is on Mars!

You'd think I'd be positively jaded about unmanned space missions of this sort, but I find myself sitting here at a little after 1:30 in the morning, watching a live feed from NASA as they receive data indicating that Odyssey's mission has been successful and the Curiosity rover is now on Mars. I guess I'm part of that generation that never gets tired of this sort of scientific and engineering accomplishment; there's a sense of pride and wonder that arises anew every time something like this happens.

Congratulations, NASA. Congratulations, United States. Congratulations, human race. We should all celebrate.

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