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Hey Chasers,

Today (Sunday Oct 25th) Is ThunderCon! ThunderCon is a first ever comic convention being hosted in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada…our home town!

We will have a booth open all day on the convention floor at the Valhalla Inn where the convention is being hosted. And I’ll be giving a talk in the “Cantina” at from 4pm to 5:30pm

Thunder Bay is where my geek began. During the 80’s and 90’s, geek culture was not nearly as prolific. To see a convention in my home town is amazing and my congratulations to all the event coordinators. To have Chasing Atlantis invited to present is such an honour. I spent the evening yesterday walking past houses of friends who have since moved away remembering long D&D and video game sessions. I write this blog post from my old room where I spent evenings watching NEW Star Trek episodes, Sojourner’s landing on Mars, and Discovery Channel documentaries about the Space Shuttle. Now we’re back with an opportunity to meet a rallied geek community in my home town showing off interviews we’ve done with those who created Trek and built the probes that went to Mars, and flew the Shuttle. I am at once humbled and proud.

If you’re at ThunderCon this weekend, please be sure to visit our booth and check out our talk at 4pm!

http://thundercon.org/

Keep Chasing!

-Matthew

Curiosity Hours from Landing

The Curiosity Rover has been on course to Mars for over 8 months launched on November 26th of 2011. The vehicle is now only hours away from landing. Over 10 hours ago, it was already closer to Mars than the Moon is to Earth. It will be landing inside what is called the Gale Grater on Mars.

Curiosity is Scheduled to Land today (August 5th) at 10:30pm Pacific Time (adjusted schedule of Time Zones for your area can be found below)

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Curiosity Rover Credit NASA/JPL

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Watch Curiosity Launch Live!

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html