Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Phoenix and Companions

This picture reminds me that we humans are steadily building up robotic infrastructure on and around Mars; three orbiters, two rovers and a lander, all still functioning, chirping to each other in binary and taking photographs of each other for the folks back home. That makes me happy.

1 comment:

Hugh Knight said...

Asimov said that if the human race is to survive then for the majority of our history the word "ship" must usually mean "space ship". I personally think it unlikely humans have that much courage and drive, but it does make me feel good to see us at least dipping our toes in the possibility of survival.