Lego have cooperated with NASA to produce a mini dvd tacked to one of the Mars Lander’s landing petals. Painted on the dvd is Biff Starling- excitable but easily distracted plastic spaceman.
“Dude, I’m just hanging out in here the day before launch,” Starling wrote in an e-mail to ground controllers Jack Dash and Jill Dot on Saturday. “These space types sure close everything up early–many days ahead of launch. I know they’re just making sure everything is ready to go, but if I weren’t a robot, I’d be seriously hungry about now for some space snacks.”