I will give a rare kudo to a government agency.  I am sure it cost way too much, but I must say the Curiosity landing and the way it was done is extraordinarily cool.  These concept images help bring it to life.


  1. Anonzmous:


    Thanks for pointing this out. After looking at the pix, I found a very nice description at wikipedia:

  2. BlogDog:

    There is no such thing as "a kudo." "Kudos" is not a plural word. To steal from Wikipedia: (from Greek κῦδος, meaning 'glory') is a singular English word meaning acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement.

  3. caseyboy:

    Kudo to you BlogDog,

  4. me:

    Finally a fraction of my taxes are used for something I approve of. It's just depressing where the rest goes.

  5. Dale:

    I thought it was really cool too, however I have to say I don’t think we should be spending money on this kind of thing right now. Other than being really cool I don’t see any real benefit.

  6. Lawrence:

    $2.5B, but worth it. Worth it at least compared to other ways that Uncle Sam would find to spend it on (e.g., even more food stamps).