T-Minus Six Months

6 Feb

… Mars Science Laboratory, MSL, is scheduled to land on August 5th!

Via NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

I was going to be glib and convert that 1/2 Earth year into Martian years, but it turns out (as it usually does) that things are complicated. I came up with 0.266 Martian years, but don’t quote me on that. After all, I’m not even 12 Martian years old, according to this Nerdiversary calculator. On the other hand, I’m 92 Mercurial years old….

Good luck, MSL and team! The best is yet to come!

MSL launch. Godspeed? I will not rest until "Science speed!" catches on. Considering how clunky and unpoetic it sounds, I will probably never rest.


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