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03 May 2009 @ 07:36 pm
Sunday at JPL  
This weekend was open house at JPL in Pasadena, so we spent the day there. It was lots of fun: Very crowded, and it got hot, but we saw some cool things, like the Mars Science Laboratory (launching 2011; cute name still to be determined) all in pieces in the assembly building. Lots of robots on display, including the full scale working demo of one of the Mars rovers.

I thought it'd be cool in the robotics display if they'd borrowed one of the T-800 endoskeletons for cross promotional purposes, but maybe that wouldn't have sent QUITE the right message...

We were trying to call the grandmother in Hawaii to tell her and the connection didn't go through, weirdly enough. (It does happen, but usually only in very high load times like Mother's Day) MrLiz and I decided that someone turned the Frozen Donkey Wheel under Diamond Head and moved the island.

Because we're both geeks, yes. :)
 
 
 
My way of staying sanemamaboolj on May 4th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a lot of fun! The success of the Mars Rover Program is just amazing - and boy did the space program need it :)
lizardbeth: Many copieslizardbeth_j on May 4th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
It certainly fed into kiddo's space fascination, that's for sure! He loved the little robots.

And, y'know, this is not the first time D and I have had the thought that our son's gonna grow up to build a Cylon... Heaven forbit yours and mine are ever on the same project, THE EARTH WILL BE DOOMED!