Don’t get me wrong what they do out there is truly amazing and well worth a visit if you haven’t been.
But they’ve been at it for 60 odd years now.
It’s nice that the local team will be handling the Mars rover landing. But it’s not a matter of winning anything, it’s just where the turning of the earth will take them at landing time.
As for the construction of new dishes. Gosh, was that announced in 2010? I think it was.
But while we’re here, why not take a look at the lovely photo Geoff from Lushpup Images sent us last year?