Today, after toting it for six months over 290 million miles, we parked a dune buggy on the surface of Mars.
A dune buggy!
I expected the first pictures transmitted would show Arch Hall Junior racing and bouncing over a red terrain rescuing Marilyn Manning from the clutches of Eegah while playing a Strata-Caster and chanting in various mismatched keys. I admit to a little disappointment when the first two snapshots showed a bleak, guitar-less, Richard Kiel-less horizon broken sporadically by a few solar-wind-blasted pavers.
Still…we’re there…on another planet…looking for life.
I’m so proud.
Our Martian dune buggy will gather samples of rock and soil that it can only send back to Earth if we go and get them.
If we go and get them! And, I gather, we have plans to do so.
I’m so proud.
The last four years have been dominated by resistance. Now, I suggest we let perseverance rule.
Let our imaginations persevere. Let our scientists persevere. Let our children learn and persevere and become the best and brightest they can be. The best teachers, scientists, writers, plumbers, actors, policemen, dancers, farmers, senators, singers, mayors……astronauts………the best.
We’ll need‘em on Mars.
Hell, we need’em here…now.
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YES! I’m proud, too, although the only connection I have to those who accomplished this is a hazy genetic relationship. You know my general misanthropic tendencies, but this is the stuff of miracles–to hit a grain of sand a zillion miles away with a robot you could fit in the trunk of your car, and then chat with it!–and humans did it!
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