I’ve been thinking about Space lately…

and just how amazing it is that we’re there:


Landing on the Moon :July 20, 1969


Final space shuttle launch, as seen from booster camera 


Complete Mars Curiosity Descent


JPL: More amazing by the day.

[Image: Curiosity reveals its Morse code, courtesy of NASA].

Turns out the Mars Curiosity Rover (and its creators/ maintainers) are even more awesome than we thought:

From a JPL press release:

“Careful inspection of the tracks reveals a unique, repeating pattern, which the rover can use as a visual reference to drive more accurately in barren terrain. The pattern is Morse code for JPL, the abbreviation for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where the rover was designed and built, and the mission is managed.”