Martian Chronicles Live Video

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Recorded live from Cambridge Bright Club earlier this month – and augmented with lots of groovy facts and info from the NASA Mars Exploration website. It really is a fascinating repository of information.

I tried my hardest not to be influenced by David Bowie when writing this song, but it was neigh on impossible! I will have a fuller post about writing this next month, but for now, here are the lyrics.

Lyrics

It ain’t no goddamn small affair being a robot sent to Mars
You ain’t a girl with mousy hair; You’re a one tonne remote control car
Daddy told you to go and send back images of what you see
At Mission Control, they’re hooked to their silver screens

First came the Viking hordes flights are still being planned
No sailors in dance halls, these missions are all unmanned
Only half the flights launched, make it; Rule Britannia is out of bounds
The Beagle 2s innovative balloon based landing system had a bit too much bounce

You landed in the Gale Crater, cushioned by suspension and parachute
Run on your electricity generator, 32 plutonium cubes
You are your own navigator, six wheels and cameras help move
Now you’re up there gathering data, from the seat with the clearest view

Chorus

You’re a giant robot rover of the surface of Mars / driving round, finding paths
remote controlled science car
Photographing scenery / rock sampling with chemistry
it’s amazing that you’ve gone so far

You’re a giant robot rover of the surface of Mars / driving round, finding paths
remote controlled science car
Spirit Opportunity / Viking Curiosity
it’s amazing that we’ve gone so far

No Norfolk broads, but lots of iron oxide rich soil
No Ibizan seas, but there’s more heavy water that you have seen
No mickey mouse or cows, but if there evidence for life around
You’ll find it / you’ll find it / you’ll find it around

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