And now there’s video

Mars Rovers

Mars Rover (Image by Idaho National Laboratory via Flickr)

Day 2 and we’re still excited about the launch of the Mars Rover Curiosity here at Caterpickles Central. Especially since we found these cool videos of the launch on Engadget this morning. Take a peek.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, The Four-Year-Old’s Mars Rover Curiosity Liftoff Celebration has begun and I don’t want to miss out on the dancing.

Redundant Image Credit (in case WordPress is still hungry after eating so many of my previous captions): Mars Rover Image by Idaho National Laboratory via Flickr.

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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5 Responses to And now there’s video

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  3. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was
    hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

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    • Shala Howell says:

      Hi. Thanks for stopping by Caterpickles. I use WordPress’ built-in feature to tweet out my blog posts on Twitter. They may have a widget that displays your tweets on the side of your blog as well, but I opted not to do that, as my tweets are about writing and the writing life and my blog about life as a parent. The two aren’t similar enough to justify it.

      As for managing my Twitter account, I use Hootsuite, as it lets me schedule my tweets so that I can spread them out over time. It also theoretically allows me to publish my Tweets on Facebook, although I don’t tend to do that either, due to the different audience I maintain there (mostly friends & family).

      Good luck.


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