Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Geek Post Of The Day: Mars Explorer Birthday Edition

I am a space geek. I want NASA to get full funding for a manned mission to Mars. I will eat a birthday cupcake to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars. Heck I might even eat 2 or 3 or 8 cupcakes.

This, however, is just wrong: Mars Explorer Barbie. From this post at The Atlantic:
Mars Explorer Barbie is remarkable for several reasons. One of them is that Mars Explorer Barbie's spaceboots, which protect feet that are permanently elevated to accommodate heels, are approximately half the length of a human-ratioed boot. Another is that Mars Explorer Barbie's un-gloved hands seem to be blissfully impervious to both the chilly Martian weather (average temperature: -80 degrees Fahrenheit) and the high radiation levels of the thin Martian atmosphere.
The very plastic and far too stereotypically pink Mars Barbie

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