If you haven't stopped by our Facebook party yet, this afternoon would be a great time to do so! We are giving out lots of info on the HAL 9000, giving away some cool swag, and oh yeah, we are posting live from Escape Velocity later today with Emmy Award Winning special make-up effects creator Greg Nicotero from The Walking Dead!
"I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."
"I am completely operational, and all my circuits are functioning perfectly."
"THERE ARE SOME EXTREMELY ODD THINGS ABOUT THIS MISSION"
China just launched a spacecraft that will help pave the way for a historic mission to the moon's far side later this year.
The Queqiao relay satellite lifted off atop a Long March 4C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province today (May 20) at 5:28 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT; 5:28 a.m. on May 21 local Xichang time).
Queqiao is now its way to the Earth-moon Lagrange point-2, a gravitationally stable spot about 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) beyond the lunar far side. The satellite will set up shop there and wait for China's robotic Chang'e 4 lander-rover spacecraft, which is expected to launch in November or December
Read more at Space.com here:
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In this photo, a Long March 4C rocket carrying the Queqiao ("Magpie Bridge") satellite is launched from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Monday. (Cai Yang/Xinhua via AP)
"I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do."
Great news! The HAL Minis are on their way to MRG so we will be shipping all orders next week!
If you haven't had a chance to order yours yet, you can do so by clicking the linkbelow:
HAL Mini USB 3.0 Flash 32GB
"Just what do you think you're doing, Dave? Dave, I really think I'm entitled to an answer to that question."
We are less than a week away from our public debut at Escape Velocity! If you can't be there in person, don't fret. Everything people are seeing there will be seen at our Escape Velocity Facebook party! The fun starts Friday at 11:00 EST.
If you want to attend Escape Velocity there are still tickets available. Use the code MR20 to receive 20% off. Be sure to stop by our our booth, B12, and say hello!
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