Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mars


I got this pic from The Planetary Society and it is so amazing I thought I would add it here. Yeah--I am a space geek. Remember, I grew up in the '60's, and I used to get up and watch the Gemini and Apollo missions launch from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral, it's old name). So I get kind of geekily excited when we get a space triumph like this one. The idea that we can put a laboratory like this one on another planet after shooting it across space for 10 months and have it land in pretty much the spot we wanted it to land--that is pretty awesome. I will be anxiously awaiting more pictures from Mars over the next few weeks, although without a rover, I'm not sure they are going to be that different than what we are seeing today. Still---cool . . .

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"anxiously" is used incorrectly because you are not foreboding about the subject...you should say "eagerly." just a small suggestion from your mother.

love, mother

Small Town Doc said...

yes my forebodingness sometimes gets in my way. Thank you, mom. And a hearty welcome to blogworld!

Petronia said...

That is an amazing picture.

Also, your mother cracks me up :)