Thursday, October 27, 2005

NASA does a bunch right

NASA is a pretty impressive organization. They are underfunded and underappreciated, undertaking a mission that most of America really can't care less about, and yet they still accomplish amazing feats. Don't start giving me shit about the space shuttle. Is was only designed to work for a limited amount of time and the government extended the program with little more money or mandate. Even though, the shuttle is a pretty amazing piece of engineering.

Anyway, I'd like to point your attention to the Mars rovers Opportunity and Spirit. These little guys were slated to land on the planet, take a few photos and then die. Well guess what.. they are still up there working great and that's pretty amazing. These things were engineered really really well and that's a good thing to know. It's good to know that people actually engineer quality products somewhere on this planet (had a good working cellphone lately?).

So, bravo to NASA and the team behind the rovers. If I could allocate my tax dollars I would give it all to you. Hey! That's an interesing idea no? Being able to allocate a portion of your tax dollars to the government agency or program of your choice.. hmn..

3 comments:

Jeff said...

I love to go over to Cocoa Beach, right by the cape, and watch liftoffs from the vantage point of being about 200 yards out while I'm surfing. It's surreal.

Aloha,

Jeff

trace said...

Nice.. I've driven past there once and wondered how cool it would be to live down there and be able to see launches...

bblluueee said...

I think NASA is a bunch of boobs, big o' goverment money wasting boobs. What is the goal of NASA. Is it just to send people/monkeys into space. They are out of date and nothing more than a side-show attraction. save your money for real scientific research and visit disney world.