February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Well, at least they found a camera.
Fun fact: two Mars rocks were named after Calvin and Hobbes because of this strip.
Dear NASA: WHAZZUP!?
“Sir, you won’t BELIEVE what the camera just picked up…”
Is that “Viking” still operational after 40 years (20 years in the comic’s original publishing)?
Now all they need is a piece of cardboard so they could make a sign Please send tuna sandwiches!
Houston, we’ve got a problem!
There! See there! Proof it’s faked in a studio somewhere!
Where, exactly, is Matt Damon located? He can cook us some potatoes!
I understand that today’s strip was the original inspiration for the movie “The Martian”, and all the other details were added for padding.
Of course, I may be understanding incorrectly. ;)
♥ Wonderful glimpse into Calvin’s little-boy imagination. Thanks, Bill Watterson
LOL! That’s just the sort of thing a kid Calvin’s age would do!
This makes me think of an old “Gilligan’s Island” episode.
Is there any other kind of “Gilligan’ Island” episode?
So will he be late for dinner?
Very funny, but its not nice to tease NASA.
Dad is going to blow a gasket when he hears about this on the evening news!
Now they need to find the Rover.
I wonder how many astronauts (especially Apollo members) thought of doing something similar but restrained themselves?
I thought Calvin came here to escape pollution?
There are asteroids named for each of the Beatles and for Eric Clapton, and there are topographics on the moon Charon that are unofficially named for characters out of Star Trek, Star Wars, LOTR, Alien and Doctor Who.
Is that spacecraft actual size?
On a similar vein, when Neil Armstrong was searching for the right words to say when he stepped on the Moon, Michael Collins suggested he say “Oh good God, what the Hell is that? Oh no, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHUGH!” It didn’t have the same noble sentiment as that was actually said, but it was funny.
I am Nomad must sterilize.
Both are also made up of material that resembles Type I or II carbonaceous chondrites, the substance that makes up asteroids. With their elongated shapes, they even look more like asteroids than moons.
“We think that Phobos has already started to fail, and the first sign of this failure is the production of these grooves,” Terry Hurford, a research assistant at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, who led a study about stretch marks, said in a statement.
Deimos, on the other hand, is slowly drifting away from the planet.
Hey, Calvin - there’s the camera you were looking for that Hobbes forgot…
Don’t drink the water