Monday, February 06, 2012

Finally, Some Decent Spacecraft Names!

NASA has sunk so low that they now have schoolkid contests to name their unmanned spacecraft.  First Sojourner, then Spirit and Opportunity, and the just-launched Curiosity.  All so proper and bland and reeking of schoolhouse correctness.

Which is why I was so glad to see the winning names of the two GRAIL satellites that just went into orbit around the moon. Finally, some recognition for some truly great Americans: