Old Man Odyssey, lounging around our sister planet Mars since 2001, has been nudged awake to help the newcomer keep up the interplanetary chatter. Odyssey agreed to relay cat calls from Curiosity as she plunged into the atmosphere of the Red Planet. All this is on schedule for August 6.
I would like to think its quiet up there, in the atmosphere of Mars, but I'll bet that poor SOB picks up all the jibber jabber from Earth. Wonder if he can turn himself off!
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