1. I didn’t want to steal my dad’s thunder, but Wednesday also would have been Ray Bradbury’s 92nd birthday. In honor of that, did you see that the Curiosity rover named its landing site after him
2. The video in the post linked to above is really, really great–Ray talking to a roomful of JPL and Caltech engineers in 1971 on the eve of Mariner 9 going into orbit around Mars and then reading one of his poems.
So don’t let the politicians of the world get you down. There’s engineers and the next Ray out there too.