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NASA Names Rock on Mars After The Rolling Stones

by Paul Cashmere on August 23, 2019

in News

NASA has named a rock on Mars after the Rolling Stones. Actor (and sometime jazz musician) Robert Downey Jr joined the Stones in Pasadena to announce to 60,000 fans what was going on.

Before the Stones came on stage Robert Downey Jr told the crowd, “In 1964 two epic launches occurred. The first Rolling Stones album and Mariner 4, the first Mars fly-by satellite. But here is the synchronist part. Recently NASA’s first interplanetary west coast launch to Mars was a resounding success, kind of like the No Filter tour. While landing on the red planet surface it displaced a rock that rolled a fair distance in view of its on-board cameras. Some scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, it a fit of fandom and with some clever association they put forth ‘why don’t we name it Rolling Stones Rock’. Charlie, Ronnie, Keith and Mick were no way opposed to the notion but in typical egalitarian fashion suggested I assist in procuring 60,000 votes to make it official, so that’s my mission”.

Watch Robert Downey Jr at the Stones concert here.

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