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NASA Names Curiosity Landing Site After Ray Bradbury

NASA nerds are the best nerds.

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This is Bradbury Landing, the newly named clearing where NASA's Mars Curiosity rover landed earlier this month.


This historic landing site was named after legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. The dedication was announced Wednesday.

Wednesday would have been Bradbury's 92nd birthday. He died earlier this summer.


The Bradbury announcement is the latest in a string of awesomely nerdy NASA stunts — from its tweeting of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy lines to its scientists' very public geek-out when Curiosity landed...

Never change, NASA. Never change.