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Monday, May 26, 2008

The amazing weekend news you probably missed

OK, this is going to be a little nerdy. But it's SO worth reading, I swear.

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First of all, hi, this is Marc. I have a special message to all the earthlings reading this blog:

Megan has arrived on Mars. Dum dum DUUMMMMM!

You may have heard that this weekend, mankind put its first spacecraft into the polar region of another planet. The Phoenix Mars Lander touched down in an icy area on Mars and has started sending back photos of rocks, ice, polar bears, etc.

Anyway, fast-rewind to Christmas. I was looking for a stocking-stuffer that had more meaning to it than your average stocking-stuffer. I remembered something that a friend told me about. On the Planetary Society's website, there was a special project in the works - names were being gathered to place on a DVD which would be sent to Mars along with the Phoenix Mars Lander.

I knew what I had to do.

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I sent Megan's name to Mars. Printed out a little certificate. Tied it with ribbon, placed it in the stocking. Houston, mission accomplished, over.

Megan landed on Mars yesterday, and this morning she got a congratulatory welcome message in her inbox.

How cool is that? Huh? Huh? Wait - I'll tell you how cool it is:

It's so cool, Megan was quite happy to let me blog about it.

Thanks honey, for sharing your gift with all of us. And welcome to Mars.


Carrot Jello said...

Lucky! Gosh!

Mama said...

Like they always are from Mars, and women land there and get sent congratulatory messages from the planet.

Marc and Megan said...

@mama: lol. Well put. :-)