Obama science advisor demonstrates ignorance of space history?
Can't find a recording/transcript yet, but White House Science & Technology Advisor John Holdren said something on the NASA live stream to the effect that no other country had put a lander on another planet. This was shortly after the landing- not in the later briefing at 2:15am EDT.
There's talk about it on Twitter. Seems worth highlighting when confirmation of the exact wording is available...Posted by Joe at August 6, 2012 12:13 AM
Glad to hear it landed OK - there were a lot of people saying the whole get up was too complicated.
Keats had better apologise: To Balboa - who by most accounts was not a very understanding individual.
Once knew a bird who went to Darien as an AFS exchange student. She said things were still pretty wild there.
Kinch - The way I heard it, many people still think the setup was too complicated although it might have been the only way with a chance of working. NASA got away with it, that's all.Posted by Fletcher Christian at August 6, 2012 11:51 AM
Wow, not bad.... Not bad at all.
My dad had me memorize "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer" for an 8th grade poetry recital. I can still recite it from memory.
And thank you, Gerard.
Keats would love it.Posted by Sarah Rolph at August 7, 2012 8:17 AM