I have a small but still very embarrassing confession to make. One of the things – just one of many mind you – that “triggered” my recent depressive episode was the amazing accomplishment of the MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) “Curiosity” landing on Mars.
I know that that won’t make very much sense to anyone, but if you’ll think back on the timing of my disappearance from the net, and then add in the things I’ve said about the importance of our pushing ourselves to achieve great things and how disappointed I am with how little the average person even tries to do so, then maybe, just maybe, it might begin to make a little more sense to you.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got to say about that. And as big a risk as it is for me to get all “worked up” over that mission again, this post is intended to add even more sheen to that brilliantly shining accomplishment by way of two great videos and one awesome image:
Image via Carl Sagan / Mars | Don in Massachusetts
I want ice water.
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