Ezra the Earthling, grandson of PACC member Wright Schickli, will be launched into orbit around the moon aboard the KPLO Space Mission. The orbiter will launch on a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket from Cape Canaveral … TODAY!*
BREAKING NEWS: 4 August: Currently scheduled for 7:08 PM ET:
Well… maybe this is just a teensy bit hyperbolic. Wright submitted this very cute picture of Ezra in his ice cream cone / donut / cupcake jammies** to Tesla as part of its referral program. It will be included in a laser-engraved mosaic comprising, based on my estimate***, about 10,000 – 11,000 images.
From bottom to top:
Bottom: Using the usual (x,y) coordinates, Ezra is located about (68,42****).
Middle: West of and just a little north of the top of the helmet.
Top: Also note a young Elvis-looking guy at about (67,41), one row down and one column left of Ezra.
The KPLO (Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter) Space Mission is South Korea’s first moon mission. The orbiter, named Danuri, a blend of two Korean words that mean “moon” and “enjoy”, will orbit the moon for about a year. Danuri will carry six payloads: five from South Korean universities and research organizations and one from NASA.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
* Depending on weather and whatever other factors. If all goes as planned. If you know what I mean. You do know what I mean, don’t you?
** To be clear – Ezra was wearing the jammies. Wright did not submit the image while he, Wright, was wearing the jammies.
*** Using a 6” ruler applied to my computer monitor and using my ~40-year-old / fabulous / most-excellent / never-let-me-down HP-11C calculator.
**** 42: Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything. An auspicious address?
***** Thank You Tesla Owners. You know who you are.