Went to the NASA Ames Research facility to view the LADEE lunar rover launch. Quite exciting! It was a mix between a science fair with info booths set up about various NASA engineering projects, and a giant lawn party.
One booth showed how they experimented with fruit flies, since they have a very fast reproductive cycle, it’s east to perform experiments on them. They also showed samples of compacted trash from outer space. They toss trash in with some plastic, so when it melts, it can be molded into different shapes, like bricks, and reused as building materials.
Also tried our first ramen burger. It’s overhyped, gross, and terribly oily. So disappointed!