Curiosity Tweets On It’s Way To Mars

by Christopher Paul on November 26, 2011

I’ve read about the new Mars rover, Curiosity, a few times in the past day or so but didn’t think to write about it until I saw Boing Boing’s gallery of photos. It reminds me Johnny 5 from Short Circuit if he were an SUV for interstellar travel.

It’s the first rover (that I know of) to have it’s own dedicated Twitter account.

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It’s a fantastic use of Twitter (as if overthrowing dictatorships wasn’t enough). I’m looking forward to it tweeting along it’s journey through space and following in the wheels of Spirit and Opportunity. It’s scheduled landing is between August 6 and August 20, 2012.

NASA Mars Science Laboratory + Curiosity Rover: first look – Boing Boing

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