Opportunity Rover RIP

February 14, 2019

The NASA Mars rover Opportunity was finally declared dead after an amazing 14+ year run on Mars. The NY Times has a nice interactive visual:

Made on Earth by Humans

February 6, 2019

One year ago today. This is a nice video by SpaceX. The double landing still gives me goosebumps…


February 1, 2019

… is the default. Via xkcd.


So Cold

January 31, 2019

I was in Atlanta Tuesday for their horrible storm that they closed schools and government offices for. Horrible, it rained for about an hour. Bonus was that traffic was super light since everyone stayed home.

But the last two days in the Midwest and Northeast were seriously cold. Reminding multiple people of this:


I grew up in Wisconsin and it was way colder. And get off my lawn…

Mars Sunset

November 28, 2018

On A Proverbial Dime

November 28, 2018

If you would like a good explanation of this and the purpose of the mission, click on this link.




Mars, Mars, Baby

November 26, 2018

Tfw your mission lands on Mars…