Spirit and Opportunity … NASA’s 9/11 Sacrificial offering to the God of War
While I was checking out the new images sent by Curiosity and some stuff about the Mars Exploration Rover program, I stumbled upon a website of NASA about an alleged “tribute” to the victims of the 9-11, in the shape of cable shields made with scrap metal from debris of the WTC, assembled in both rovers Spirit and Opportunity, which would become a “memorial” as soon as they stopped functioning. What NASA calls a “tribute” looks more like a creepy ritual and a veiled confession that the victims of the 9-11 were sacrificed to the ancient Roman god of war Mars.
To carry out the idea, an early hurdle was acquiring an appropriate piece of material from the World Trade Center site. Through Gorevan’s contacts, a parcel was delivered to Honeybee Robotics from the mayor’s office on Dec. 1, 2001, with a twisted plate of aluminum inside and a note: “Here is debris from Tower 1 and Tower 2.”
The piece of metal with the American flag on it in this image of a NASA rover on Mars is made of aluminum recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers in the weeks after their destruction. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University
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