Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
#159 – Alien
This week’s theme is: Freestyle
brave robotic explorer
science sparking wonder
Layers at the Base of Mount Sharp
A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA’s Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover’s eventual science destination.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Still in love with the rovers.
You didn’t think I could do a prompt of Sojourn and not mention rovers did you?
Sojourner’s legacy lives
Three Generations of Rovers with Crouching Engineers
Two spacecraft engineers stand with a group of vehicles providing a comparison of three generations of Mars rovers developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The setting is JPL’s Mars Yard testing area. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This week’s theme is: Courage
while cameras watch
seven minutes of terror
courage holds the team
I cannot imagine having a camera shoved in my face during such an emotional time. So glad it was not heartbreak and tears the cameras had to record.
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) (201208050013HQ)
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
#156 – Stars
the spark within human souls
sends rovers sailing through space
falling star flashes
falling star flashes
wild descent to join brethren
She should reach the floor of Gale Crater in just about three hours. I’m probably going to wait up. Because I love the rovers. I am a geek. How much of a geek?
Godspeed and safe landings.
For today’s prompt, write a tribute poem. Write your tribute poem for anyone or anything you like–Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harry Potter, etc. Have fun!
little rover on Mars
even six years past her three-month lifespan
still continuing the mission
dragging one foot behind