This was a cool moment in tonight’s (ongoing) coverage of the Inauguration festivities:
That’s the prototype of NASA’s new electric moon rover under development. It’s not actually due to be launched to the moon for another 12 years and the design might change and we might not even go to the moon if the economy doesn’t get better – but assuming we do, as a nation, avoid some sort of Shoe Event Horizon scenario, then something like this might end up on the moon someday.
Obama’s face was shining when the rover came along. I can’t blame him. It’s the coolest thing in the parade by far.