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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
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The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): Fast and the Furious, The: Tokyo Drift (2006)
2:00pm
Cops O: Late Night Snacks
2:30pm
Cops O: The Young and the Reckless
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Cops O: Front Door Felony
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Cops O: From Sixty to Zero
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Cops O: Bible Buddies
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Cops O: Manic Monday
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Cops O: The Young and the Reckless
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Cops O: Front Door Felony
11:00pm
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
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The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): Fast and the Furious, The: Tokyo Drift (2006)
9:00am
Xtreme Off Road: XOR Adventure Ride
9:30am
Engine Power: Ford Tribute: Big Inch Windsor Stroker
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Detroit Muscle: Barn Find Chevelle: Shiny Bits and Panel Fits

NASA to Send Warmachine to Mars for "Experiments"

by Reverend_Danger   October 17, 2008 at 4:01PM  |  Views: 156

NASA has reported that its Mars Science Laboratory is still under construction, but is moving forward at a creepy-crawly-Mars-rover-type pace.  That is boring.  What is not boring is the insane landing sequence (vid after jump) and the fact that it’s got nuclear-powered friggin’ laser beams on its head.

There’s just so many awesome words in the reports on this thing, it gives my man-brain a figurative erection.  A short, but awesome list: lasertank, skycrane, ablative heat shield, retro-rockets, plutonium battery pack, $1.5 billion…I just came (again, figuratively.  I’m no mechaphiliac).

The plan is for the lasertank to be sent to Mars where it’ll roll around analyzing rocks and looking for water.  The way it does that is by vaporizing (or, vapourizing if your British) the rock samples it collects in order to analyze them on a molecular level. 

And, should it be necessary, the lasertank could decimate Martian populations plunging us into a galactic war for the foreseeable future. 

THE DAILY FOUR