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NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: JordyLicks96 ()
Date: August 23, 2019 08:06

HOW COOL IS THAT!!?? Here's the tweet from NASA:

"Hello “@RollingStones Rock” Who could hang a name on you? Um... us! When @NASAInsight touched down on the Red Planet, its engines sent a rock rolling across Mars' surface. We named it for the band"

[twitter.com]

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Date: August 23, 2019 08:10

uh, That's cool I guess.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: August 23, 2019 09:09

Mick says he wants them to bring it back so the band can put it on their mantelpiece.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: August 23, 2019 11:57

Quote
Green Lady
Mick says he wants them to bring it back so the band can put it on their mantelpiece.

Maybe the Rolling Stones fans around the world could start a crowd funding and a lottery as for the lucky winner to go to Mars with Virgin Galactic to collect the ultimate Rolling Stones collector item?

smileys with beer

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: August 23, 2019 12:09

Unanswered question: Size of that "rock"?

In the video it looks like a pebble actually.

d.f

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: August 23, 2019 12:43

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dead.flowers
Unanswered question: Size of that "rock"?

In the video it looks like a pebble actually.

d.f

I just read that it has the size op a golf ball.
By the way, the lottery winner will have to take a flag with the Stones Tongue&Lips logo along and place it on the spot where that little rock currently is.
"One small step for a (wo)man, one big leap for universal rock 'n roll"

smileys with beer

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: August 23, 2019 13:04

A language difference: in British English, something the size of a pebble is a stone. To qualify as a rock it needs to be a lot bigger. Whereas US 'rocks' can be quite small.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: August 23, 2019 13:30

Yes, georgie48.

Alternate version:

"One small step for a (honky tonk wo)man, one big leap for universal rock 'n roll"

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: August 23, 2019 13:48

Yep, that's a better one, dead.flowers!

And Green Lady, you must be English then. NASA is American, so indeed "rock". Ah well, it "rolled" about a meter (or just over a yard winking smiley), which nicely fits in with "rock", I'd say. But a "rolling stone" is just as fine and together gives us a "Rock and rolling Rolling Stone" winking smiley.

smileys with beer

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: August 23, 2019 22:28

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Green Lady
A language difference: in British English, something the size of a pebble is a stone. To qualify as a rock it needs to be a lot bigger. Whereas US 'rocks' can be quite small.

Makes no sense... isn’t a “stone” about 14 pounds / 6 kilos? English is a silly language! smiling smiley


Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: August 23, 2019 22:30

I wonder if it gathered any moss.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: August 23, 2019 22:36

I enjoy naming my rocks after musicians but I forget who is who

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: buttons67 ()
Date: August 23, 2019 23:25

does this make the rolling stones a martian rock band now.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: August 23, 2019 23:53

A rock the size of a golf ball? That's a stone. Why not call it a Rolling Stone? After all the band isn't called The Rolling Rocks. Surely, this is scam?

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: August 23, 2019 23:57

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buttons67
does this make the rolling stones a martian rock band now.

They are "from a different planet" anyway. They landed in the Bricklayers Arms pub a long, long time ago without even knowing where they came from. It must have been Aldebaran or maybe even Sirius, or was it Mars after all? But a strange bunch of guys the were anyway and they have millions of followers these days ...

smileys with beer

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: August 24, 2019 02:13

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Koen
I wonder if it gathered any moss.


Nah, just a few hundred thousand little green men...........

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: August 24, 2019 14:57

Let's go down to the Mars Bar.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: August 24, 2019 16:21

Quote
georgie48
Quote
Green Lady
Mick says he wants them to bring it back so the band can put it on their mantelpiece.

Maybe the Rolling Stones fans around the world could start a crowd funding and a lottery as for the lucky winner to go to Mars with Virgin Galactic to collect the ultimate Rolling Stones collector item?

smileys with beer

Not too far away...far less than 2000 light years from home.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: August 24, 2019 18:53



Getting mileage from this shipt



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2019-09-18 20:18 by schillid.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: August 24, 2019 19:35

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schillid


Getting mileage from this shipt

Is't that tiny blue dot in the mouth of the logo Mick? If so, let's forget about the crowd funding grinning smiley

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: latebloomer ()
Date: August 24, 2019 19:38

Way cool for this uberfan of both the Stones and NASA!

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: colonial ()
Date: August 25, 2019 01:44

This is so cool of Nasa to do this I'm looking forward to the poster and T-Shirt...smoking smiley

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: colonial ()
Date: September 18, 2019 19:56

Any cool posters on The Stones Mars rock yet?

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: colonial ()
Date: February 24, 2021 12:58

Quote
JordyLicks96
HOW COOL IS THAT!!?? Here's the tweet from NASA:

"Hello “@RollingStones Rock” Who could hang a name on you? Um... us! When @NASAInsight touched down on the Red Planet, its engines sent a rock rolling across Mars' surface. We named it for the band"

[twitter.com]
.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-02-24 15:45 by colonial.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Date: February 24, 2021 13:05

A Stone's throw.smiling smiley

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: stickyfingers101 ()
Date: February 24, 2021 16:31

Quote
SomeTorontoGirl
Quote
Green Lady
A language difference: in British English, something the size of a pebble is a stone. To qualify as a rock it needs to be a lot bigger. Whereas US 'rocks' can be quite small.

Makes no sense... isn’t a “stone” about 14 pounds / 6 kilos? English is a silly language! smiling smiley

I dunno but "Rosie" weighed in at 19 stone!!!

[www.youtube.com]

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: February 24, 2021 16:43

please note: this is from August 2019!!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-02-24 16:44 by slewan.

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: sarahunwin ()
Date: February 24, 2021 16:45

This is actually old news. I was at the concert in LA when Robert Downey Jr. made the announcement of the rock on Mars being named after the Rolling Stones and when Mick said he would like to have it on his mantlepiece!

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: February 24, 2021 18:07

They had some cool merch commemorating the honor as well..
Still have a couple unopened shirts cool smiley


[therollingstonesshop.com]

Re: NASA NAMES ROCK ON MARS AFTER THE STONES!!!!!!
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: February 25, 2021 06:35

next step. A delta on Saturn !!!




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