I never understood the whole Canada + weather obsession until a few years ago. But if you think about it, a lot of Canadian families started out as farmers and to a farmer, the weather is of utmost importance. It determined if farmers would have a good year or not, though I have to confess I've never actually heard of a farmer having a good year. As well, up here in Canada we have a shorter growing season than the US and therefore a smaller window to grow crops and make enough money to keep the farm.
Today isn't much different. Most of the conversations I
But let's return to the Phoenix Lander. Do you have any idea how historical this moment is? A piece of Canada, physically material, built here, is now on Mars, another planet! I suppose I can't fault Canada for contributing a weather station to the mission but I'm disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm and excitement from the country. I know that space is so 1969 but remember, we never went to the moon. This is important and I for one am happy to say I was here to witness it. I may not be in Houston or on Mars but I'm not going to forget this moment.