The golf ball on the moon. See link for details
My old friend, Tom Parker, is what you might call an "idea hamster." Good ones keep popping out all the time and, every so often, one escapes the wheel and goes all the way to the big world.
Case in point this recent letter from Parker to Professor Steve Squyres, head of the Mars Rover team.
Dear Dr. Squyres,You know, if they can't do it, maybe some kind of pay-per-view or live lunar cable channel. This could be a job for the private sector. Posted by Vanderleun at January 10, 2005 1:41 PM | TrackBack
Given the astonishing success of the Mars Rovers and the craving for daily updates this has caused in some of us poor cubicle-bound slobs, how about lobbing a handful of rovers at the moon?
Oh come on. Please?
As the remarkable Rovers struggle onward, beyond all expectations, I'm starting to fret over the lag-time between Mars missions, and, staring at the beautiful nearby moon last night, it occurred to me that, hey, doing the same thing on the moon would be like racing slot cars for you guys.
Throw us a bone Doc. Let's go check up on Tranquility Base. We can start a pool, using PayPal, and your fine team can hone their RC-vehicle skills playing Capture the Flag with, say, two sets of three machines chasing Alan Shepard Jr's Lunar Golfball in Plato Crater.
Many thanks to you and your incredible team for the trip of a lifetime!