What in the FUCK, Skagit County bridge. That’s not cool.
I needed something for thoughts that are too long for Twitter or Facebook, but don't comprise a full blog post. Fortunately, that's what Tumblr is for.
The last guy in the row finally mentioned the other half-dozen or so countries involved and thanked them, and then it took a French guy asking a question, but we got an acknowledgement that the “American-made” rover had parts made in Spain.
I’m watching the NASA press conference and have all kinds of internal grumbles about all the America is the best/unique/special stuff happening.
Can’t we just be proud of our achievements as a globe without the nationalistic chest-thumping?
We have another rover on Mars and it’s taking pictures! First picture that came back was a picture of its own wheel. The rover thinks it’s so cool.
BUT GUYS. SCIENCE! FUCK YES NASA! So much science went into this moment, and it all worked. Dammit, I love science!