I’m debating whether or not to save them for Christmas. We don’t do Christmas gifts, we usually opt out of that and save our money for weekend trips/adventures. But one little gift wouldn’t hurt, amirite?
Hoping a get a good view of it while it flies by Disneyland. I work right by there and I’m on the 4th floor. I can see the Tower of Terror through the window. Cross your fingers! Trying to get a picture for my bebe.
“When people look at it, it looks crazy. That’s a very natural thing,” says a brilliantly melancholy Adam Stelzner. “Sometimes when we look at it, it looks crazy.”
That’s the ominous introduction by Stelzner, an EDL Engineer for Mars Curiosity mission, for the incredible (and down right scary) NASA video that describes what the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) must endure when it reaches the Martian atmosphere in August.
Image: Curiosity’s descent stage reaches the Martian atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL
I learned so much about this when I visited the JPL Open House and I’m really rooting for them and can’t wait to watch it that night! I told Marco now that I know so much about it, I feel like I’m a part of it so I’m going to cry tears with JPL if this mission fails. Crossing my fingers!
Lookin all derpy because the employee thought it would be cool for us to “hold the NASA sign”, I tried to object but he insisted. Anyway, great times at JPL!