Beautiful Mars 360 Degree Panoramic Photo-Mosaic

SpaceRef has a story about NASA releasing an amazing panorama of the Columbia Hills on Mars. The full size version gives me an amazing feeling of “being there”, something that you don’t get from the normal photos. The panorama gives you the freedom to virtually spin in a circle and see what’s out there.

They’ve also got an interesting article about Max Faget, who just died, the man who designed the “escape rocket” (the Launch Escape System) on top of the NASA Mercury and later launches.