Sean at Cosmic Variance notes that NASA has discovered that everyone is apathetic about their new planned mission to the Moon and then Mars, and that they are in the market for a celebrity spokesperson to change that. They are throwing around obvious names, like David Duchovny and Patrick Stewart, when the answer is obvious. There is only one man for the job of selling the new Mars mission:
Dave Chappelle (warning: long, not safe for work, and you probably won’t think it’s funny).And if NASA is looking for a marketing slogan, they could do worse than what John Baez says here: “the scientific equivalent of putting a goldfish bowl on top of Mount Everest.” Think about it — we’ll never know what’ll happen to that goldfish unless we try. Dare to dream.