Friday Funny

Readers may recall when I visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum last year and took this photo of the upcoming exhibit for the new Mars Rover “Curiosity”. It looked pretty neat…and to everyone’s surprise and thrill it actually made it to Mars and is fully operational. But now, there’s a been a new development…

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Originally posted on Wayne Hale's Blog:
Now that Discovery is safely delivered to the Smithsonian, I think I can tell the story of how we nearly lost her in July of 2005, and how well-intentioned, highly motivated,  hard-working, smart people can miss the most obvious. It’s tough to know people who have died.  Many…

Curiosity – coming to Mars – maybe

When I was in Washington a couple of weeks ago for ICCC6, I took the family to the National Air and Space Museum on the mall. While everyone was gazing at rockets and other bus-sized hardware of glory days past, off in the corner I noticed this, roped off, without a placard even: What was…