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Friday, February 6, 2009
Wired Gets Roll'd
This isn't exactly new, but I haven't really found anything about it for some reason.
On January 20th, Wired Magazine put out an article about NASA renaming the rover Mars Science Laboratory (MSL). According to the article, NASA decided that they would have a contest open to children under the age of 9 to name MSL; due to be launched in 2011.
You're probably asking yourself why this is relevant (other than my desperate bid for content)? Well, Wired's blog post about the renaming also requested that its readers submit their own ideas for an name. A certain Random board of a certain website* got wind of this and took it upon themselves to put one Rick Astley (and a few other chan icons) on Mars. Here's a view of the aftermath.
It just goes to show, the internet is a drastically underestimated source of power.
Nathan Gibson is a freshman majoring in electrical engineering. He enjoys candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, and other cliches. He works on his blog when he isn't busy being broke, unemployed and single.