The latest and greatest Mars rover, Curiosity, lifted off successfully for the red planet. I’m guessing all my fellow space geeks were abundantly aware of this already, and knew that this puppy has a footprint the size of a humvee, carries 10 times the scientific payload of any previous rover, and has more sophisticated analysis tools than any previous mission to mars. This baby is the biggest, baddest, and sexiest rover ever to depart for another world. It’ll be landing in August of next year. That’s pretty friggin exciting.