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EFT-1 Successful, US Space Program Reaches Important Pre-Cancellation Milestone

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I'm glad you posted a tribute because I was about to. I woke up to watch the launch scrubbed yesterday but I couldn't justify getting up at 4 am PST twice in a row. The replays on the NASA channel are neat. Also I dig the retro feel of the mission.

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It might be worthy of a separate thread but the Mars Rover has detected measurable levels of methane on Mars. I grant that it might still be too early to brush the dust off of your great great grand-pappy's Confederate cavalryman uniform in hopes of meating a Martian princess...

But if there's natural gas on Mars, let me be the first to start the chant of "Drill, baby, drill!"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-finds-evidence-of-life-on-mars-9929510.html

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It might be worthy of a separate thread but the Mars Rover has detected measurable levels of methane on Mars. I grant that it might still be too early to brush the dust off of your great great grand-pappy's Confederate cavalryman uniform in hopes of meating a Martian princess...

But if there's natural gas on Mars, let me be the first to start the chant of "Drill, baby, drill!"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-finds-evidence-of-life-on-mars-9929510.html

 

Why do I get the feeling this wasn't freudian at all?

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Notice how America lost interest in space travel when it became readily apparent that there weren't buxom alien women waiting for wholesome, square-jawed American men to find them? Let's bring the romance back into space!

But for schnerious, there has been a ton of cool stuff with Mars of late and it's a lot more interesting than race riots, Islamic terrorists and Bill Cosby filling up the news cycle here on Earth.

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