January 27th, 2010

Tonight: toast the Spirit Mars rover!

Tom Boutell
Chief Software Architect

After exceeding its 90-day mission by SEVEN. FREAKING. YEARS, the Spirit Mars rover is permanently stuck. So sad!

Yes, they plan to do some stationary science work with it when the winter is over, but let's face it... this is the end.

Philadelphians, please join me tonight at 7pm at National Mechanics (*) to pour out a drop for our fallen robot homie!

To be followed, no doubt, by watching the State of the Union address. Which might even touch on space policy for once.

Let's give Spirit a Viking funeral! (**)

(*) 3rd between Chestnut and Market if anybody doesn't already know. (**) Failure to get this joke is punishable by deportment to the Phobos reeducation camp.
Tom Boutell
Chief Software Architect