Tuesday, October 31, 2006


I love The Onion.

"Spirit has been displaying some anomalous behavior," said Project Manager John Callas, who noted the rover's unsuccessful attempts to flip itself over and otherwise damage its scientific instruments. "And the thousand or so daily messages of 'STILL NO WATER' really point to a crisis of purpose."

Project organizers said the most distressing instance of erratic behavior occurred last week, when images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed that Spirit had scrawled the message "F--- MARS" in the thick, iron oxide dust that gives the planet its characteristic red color.

Sounds like a Marine near the end of a long deployment.


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