Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More on: NASA's Lost Luggage

Remember back in November when I posted an Onionesque story about NASA astronauts allowing a $100,000 tool bag to float away while on a space walk? Good news. The bag has come home. In a fiery blaze, yes, but home it has come. What's interesting to me about the story is that "amateur skywatchers" had been tracking the 30-lb bag as it circled the Earth for the last eight months. This is what space exploration has become.

"Okay, son, now just to the left of Orion's belt you'll see a shiny object in the northern sky--just beyond the horizon."

"Is that Mars, daddy!!!"

"No. It's a bag. A very, very expensive bag."

"But not as expensive as a Herm├Ęs Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag, right?"

"Close...but not quite."

"Wowwwwww."

"I know. Cool. right?"

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