Mars Rover Tweets Landing
“… in true Twitter fashion, even Curiosity was able to sound off on its landing. The rover has its own verified Twitter account: @MarsCuriosity” -- Los Angeles Times
MarsCuriosity: Boy I wanted this gig so bad but I am starting to have second thoughts.
MarsCuriosity: Everyone told me it was such a great chance. Big breakthrough. But you know what: being a rover kinda sucks.
MarsCuriosity: It started during the trip here. 352 million miles, 8.5 mos. I don’t think the NASA engineers realize #infiniteinkyblacknessofspace can be, well… depressing. And boring.
MarsCuriosity: Landing was no walk in the park either. Air braking @ 13,000mph, supersonic parachutes, retrothrusters, finally lowered down on a skyhook: um NASA could u make this more complicated please? Jeez.
MarsCuriosity: I guess I should just be glad they didn’t mix up inches and centimeters like that one time. Doubt anyone even remembers poor #MarsClimateOrbiter? RIP MCO. It’s tough being a rover.
MarsCuriosity: Had a look around. Want my description of Mars? #Red #dusty #empty. They said there might be water and life – I was picturing something like Palm Springs. Nuh uh.
MarsCuriosity: Now they’re all partying to celebrate the safe landing. MY safe landing, but no champagne up here naturally – wouldn’t fit with all the precious instrumentation.
MarsCuriosity: Checked into Mars on Foursquare. Spirit and Opportunity are fighting for #MayorofMars.
MarsCuriosity: Met up with the other rovers. Nice guys but I just don’t feel that connected to them. For one thing they are retired. All they want to do is smoke pot and lie out in the sun getting charged.
MarsCuriosity: #RobotSigh. I dunno. Maybe things will get better when the engineers sober up and send me some orders. Most rovers probably feel this way at first. I think it will be alright. At least, I hope so.
MarsCuriosity: Night is falling. It gets so cold here.