"Being right and being alone is a challenging existence."
Most everyone was pretty excited, or at least mildly interested, in the announcement NASA made yesterday about the likely possibility that there's liquid water on Mars.
Not Rush Limbaugh, unfortunately.
He's got his own ideas about just what NASA is doing up there.
According to him:
I said 'look at the temperature data, that has been reported by NASA, has been made up, it's fraudulent for however many years, there isn't any warming, there hasn't been for 18.5 years. And yet, they're lying about it. They're just making up the amount of ice in the North and South Poles, they're making up the temperatures, they're lying and making up false charts and so forth. So what's to stop them from making up something that happened on Mars that will help advance their left-wing agenda on this planet?'
So there you have it. Finally, the truth.
Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon, has not been quiet about his desire to colonize Mars.
He has talked about it every chance he gets and pretty much only wears the one t-shirt.
Well, he has taken up with the Florida Institute of Technology to make colonization a reality. He signed off with the school on a 'master plan' Aug. 27, which he and the institute hope will provide a clear pathway for the country to get their asses to the red planet sometime in the next few decades.
According to The Guardian:
The 85-year-old Aldrin, who followed Neil Armstrong onto the moon's surface on 20 July 1969, will serve as a research professor of aeronautics as well as a senior faculty adviser for the institute.
He said he hopes his "master plan" is accepted by NASA and the country, with international input. NASA already is working on the spacecraft and rockets to get astronauts to Mars by the mid-2030s.
Aldrin is pushing for a Mars settlement by approximately 2040. More specifically, he's shooting for 2039, the 70th anniversary of his own Apollo 11 moon landing, although he admits the schedule is "adjustable".
One thing's for sure, he's definitely done with that crummy old moon.
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But it was so good that you probably fell behind on the important stuff that happened in the world. And you probably fell way behind on all the weird, nonsensical stuff that happened.
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Continuing their launching of all things rocket into the ether, Space X took a public relations turn recently and uploaded some retro posters on their Flikr page.
The beautiful images capture what is probably Space X's idea for future that they are trying to help build.