|MAKIN HISTORY: COMET LANDING DAY
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Y'ALL WE DID IT
WE LANDED A TINY HUNK OF METAL ON A SMALL SNOWY DIRTYBALL HURTLING THROUGH SPACE AT THOUSANDS OF MILES PER HOUR
OMG TODAY IS FREAKIN EPIC
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AND WATCHED IT LIVE ON OUR DESKTOPS.
HA YES. I was thankful to be on fast university broadband today as pretty much every person in my office was livestreaming the event...
This is so awesome.
It makes me feel like a kid, reading early sci go. No it doesn't...i feel like an adult, lucky enough to grow up into a future I once only could dream about. It's really...an overwhelming feeling.
I love that so many people have been participating in the excitement of it through various forms of social media, too. That also feels like The Future.
I know what'll fix that! This story: I was catching a very early train this morning so I took a taxi to the station. The taxi arrived as the train was sitting on the platform preparing to depart. So my fellow commuters were treated to the sight of a heavily pregnant woman legging it across the platform shouting "NOOOOOOOO" in completely spontaneous theatrical style while a soberly dressed and terribly English gentleman held the door for her. And then she collapsed giggling and huffing into the nearest available seat.
Dignity and poise, yep. That's...so not me. :P
\o/ It's a very good day for space science and engineering!
Good job! Did you guys get anything special commemorating it?
I think commemorative swag is probably a few weeks, if not months, away - everyone's got their heads down trying to get the most out of the lander at the moment.
I've seen a lot of videos on the web about it - do you have a favorite or one that you would tell someone "OMG, you've got to see this"!
It was/is so exciting!
And so hard to explain to a toddler.
Ha, yes. I've not even tried with Humuhumu yet.
YAY! Worth much celebration. I am raising a glass in your honor!
Thank you! Particularly appreciated as I can't do so myself. :D