I am delighted to see all the recent messages concerning this weekend's Mars Polar Lander mission.
I spent all afternoon/night Friday manning a table at Chicago's Adler Planetarium for the Chicago chapter of the Mars Society. see: www.astrodigital.org/mss/adlermpl.html
The results are about as disappointing as a party can be when the guest of honor fails to show....
My comment to one of the interviewing news crews "I guess we need to send a crew up to check on it" brought knowing smiles.
If your in town, check out the Adler, and don't miss "Journey to the Red Planet."
Member, Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888 Mars Society, www.marssociety.org
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W