Looks like Insight has begun the completely unplanned-for attempt to pull the drill up to get it unstuck. You can see the drill platform on the left suspended from the deployment arm.

This is improvised engineering across interplanetary distances. Let’s hope it works!

A beautiful and slightly cooler morning over San Francisco

A complex evening sky over the Bay with distant Oakland still enjoying the sun.

My temporary desk on the ferry as we cross the Bay during a gorgeous sunrise.

This would make a nice office for the day.

It’s under-appreciated that San Francisco has two big windmills just off Ocean Beach in Golden Gate Park.

The CSCL Yellow Sea on its way to Tianjin in China on a 15-day Pacific crossing.

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