Friday, August 3, 2012

So, for some reason I am really excited about the Curiosity/Mars Lab landing on Monday morning.  Remains to be seen if I will be excited enough to wake up at 1:30 a.m.

In the mean time, I've started re-reading Heinlen's "Stranger in a Strange Land".   I really wanted to read Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", but that does not seem to be available for Kindle.

I thought about doing a marathon viewing of "Mars Attacks" on Sunday night, but I don't know if I could watch it that many times.   "War of the Worlds" could be in the playlist (the original movie version, not the Tom Cruise remake).  I'm not a huge fan of "Red Planet".  I could go see the "Total Recall" remake, or the original version with Arnold ("Consider this a divorce!").  I have not seen "John Carter".

What Mars movies would keep you awake until the results are in from the Olympic Mars Landing competition?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Passport to the Solar System?

So, just noticed the inside back cover of the U.S. passport.  It looks like a picture of Voyager, Earth, and the moon.

Just thought that is kinda cool.  The pages all have good images of American scenes, but this one makes it seem like we can keep going.

No Visa needed to visit Pluto anymore, they removed that requirement.