One-liner Wednesday – I Walked On Your Face!

Prompt: Linda G Hill’s One Liner Wednesday

Photo By: Curiosity Rover

Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked and even blasted.

Still to come: Mars being stepped on.

— Buzz Aldrin

I guess there’s more then one way to say ‘ go team ‘ but Buzz said it best.

I’ve included this clip- it does not mentions Mars, but because it echoes the quote and reminds us who could end up ” stepping on Mars’ face”

I have no clear picture in my mind about who that person is, I just hope they are as cool as Buzz.

From The NASA Website:

Perseverance carries instruments and technology that will pave the way for human missions to the Moon and Mars.    

The Terrain-Relative Navigation system, which autonomously helps the rover avoid hazards during landing, and the Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent, and Landing Instrumentation 2 (MEDLI2) sensor suite, which gathers crucial data during the journey through the Martian atmosphere, will help future human missions land more safely and with larger payloads on other worlds.

Perseverance also has features that will help astronauts once they’re on the surface of another world: improved self-driving smarts for more efficient travel and the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) instrument suite, which will provide key information about weather, climate, and dust. Meanwhile, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) technology demonstration aims to produce oxygen from Mars’ carbon dioxide atmosphere, demonstrating a way future explorers might produce oxygen for rocket propellant as well as for breathing.

Let’s Go!

From The NASA Website:

A placard commemorating NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign was installed on the Perseverance Mars rover on March 16, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Three fingernail-sized chips affixed to the upper-left corner of the placard feature the names of 10,932,295 people who participated. They were individually stenciled onto the chips by electron beam, along with the essays of the 155 finalists in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest. Liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket is targeted for mid-July of 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at Kennedy, is managing the launch.

You can watch the Perseverance Launch as well as briefings HERE

So all kidding aside, me and my dog are going to Mars.

Sort of.

Going To Mars! See Ya!

Take A Notion

It’s an odd feeling, but since some of us went into lockdown / quarantine I feel like the world is way more crowded then before- yes even though the streets are empty.

Well, where I live there are a lot of Republicans around so the streets aren’t that empty ( especially around Walmart ) and most of them do not wear facemasks because FREEDUMBS!

Anyway, it’s like I don’t have enough elbow room.

So as I was thinking about today’s prompt ” Notion ” I got it into my head that a nice one way trip to Mars with my dog Hamish might be the answer.

Besides Hamish Macbeth’s birthday is in July and the ticket is good for travel in July 2020- and if we can suspend reality for a mo’, it would make an awesome gift.

What do you think?

Just as an interesting factoid, Mars has been Coronavirus free for 4.603 billion years.

See you there?

This annotated view points out Earth in the Mars night sky as seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Jan. 31, 2014 about 80 minutes after local sunset.
(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU)