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There Goes The Neighborhood: Excerpts From The Diary Of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover During The Government Shutdown

There Goes The Neighborhood: Excerpts From The Diary Of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover During The Government Shutdown

Oct 2, 2013
Dear logbook,

I haven’t heard from NASA in 2 days. Normally, I wouldn’t complain. Everyone needs time off, right? However, usually they’re polite enough to give some warning. Normally, I get some sort of explanation for the silence. But this time? Nothing. Not a damn thing. No “Hey, Curiosity. How’s it going? Thanks for discovering WATER ON MARS. By the way, we’re going to take a few days off, and waste your more than valuable time while we go have some sort of nerd-fueled frat party with Wil Wheaton and Sandra Bullock.”