• Things to do while you wait

    • 1) Watch the olympics. Just not NBC’s coverage. It’s nationally myopic and just terrible. Also, Bob Costas’ hair hasn’t visibly changed since 1996. That’s creepy.
    • 2) Travel and find yourself
    • 3) Take up a new hobby. Like spelunking.
    • 4) Check out this interactive simulation:

    This will give you a good picture of what to expect tonight. You can also follow NASA TV’s live coverage here. If you’re following the current footage, you might also be hoping that the control pit for MSL is built in the inside of a dormant volcano, James Bond style. All these blue shirted control people look like henchmen.