Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Surrender Earthlings
As a kid who grew up on a well balanced diet of Saturday morning cartoons and the space race (on a good day, I can still name all seven Mercury astronauts), I find this almost unbearablly cool.
Looney Tunes star on NASA patches
Warner Brothers Consumer Products Press Release

June 3 -- Marvin The Martian and Daffy Duck (as the fearless Duck Dodgers) will be showcased on official 1st Space Launch Squadron patches for two NASA Mars Exploration Rover Missions this summer.

The special patches will act as the defining logo and will be worn by TEAM DELTA crews, comprising members from NASA, the United States Air Force, and Boeing. Additionally, they will be found in the mission control booth and at the Air Force 1SLS launch pad, and will be carried on mission control and launch pad crew suits, jackets, and mugs.

The Delta rockets will send the Mission Exploration Rover (MER) on special research operations to study the Red Planet, which the delightfully droll Marvin calls home.

"Daffy Duck and Marvin The Martian struck us as such a perfect fit, capturing the fun and adventurous spirit of these important explorations, that we were delighted to be able to include them as honorary members of the team," said Captain David Krambeck of TEAM DELTA.


I want one of those coffee mugs.

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