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Whoop, Whoop!

Zircon Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 12:18 PM
And, largely, the MSM has refused to cover the engineering and scientific feat of the decade. This landing was easily as complex as the Moon landings, and was all done hands-off, robotically. I urged Drudge to link up to the story, but even he couldn't be bothered. You can bet if the MSL rover wound up in ten thousand pieces on the surface of Mars it would have garnered a paragraph or two.

Here's my first admission: I'm a geek. In school, I was the bookish girl who kept her head down during class and barely talked with other students. A bit of a nerd, geek or whatever other slang word would fit at the time. A voracious reader, I spent most lunch hours during my eighth-grade year reading in the library. It was easier to go there than it was to endure the process of trying to find someone to sit with in the cafeteria.

I come from a long line of geeks. My mother, Jackie Gingrich, had graduated from Auburn University in...