I’d been following the progress of NASA’s “Curiosity” project for a good while, and was so happy when I heard that it’s launch had been scheduled for this morning. Knowing that I’d probably want to post about it afterwards, I even bookmarked this video from Friday’s PBS Newshour:
Fortunately, our friend J. Major of the Lights in the Dark blog was much more diligent:
“This morning at 10:02 a.m. EST, the Atlas V rocket with Mars Science Laboratory (a.k.a. Curiosity) encapsulated in its payload successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. It was a beautiful launch and the HD video is above… enjoy!” … More at Curiosity Launches!
I want ice water.
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