I watched this live on the internet using the JPL feed and a real-time 3D Java animation of Curiosity status (thanks to dragosr). It was amazingly dramatic. I think that NASA has done an excellent job in public relations for this mission. I mean, how awesome was the 7 Minutes of Terror video? (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Big Idea: Financing Space Exploration

I was up late last night and began to consider the problem of funding for scientific research. After learning about disruption theory last year I often look around and think about possibilities of disruption. Big science is ripe for it. Because of my lifelong love of the mysteries of the cosmos I am particularly interestedContinue reading “Big Idea: Financing Space Exploration”