Perhaps the very best thing that’s happened to space in a very long time: Europe! The craft is powered by a new ion engine (remember TIE fighters?!), “The engine works by expelling a beam of charged xenon atoms – ions – out of the back of the probe.” America needs to innovate in space, it’s perfect that we finally have some competition in the arena.
This weekend was a great time, Ami was here for a long time. Went to the Jelly Bean factory, dinner with my roommates (Kyle, Kelly, Jason and his new girlfriend, Casey), had dinner with my cousin Deepak, and basically hung out.