April 9, 2009
Wow, I could have sworn I replied to this already. Then again, I was cramped for time, I had astronomy class today. Yes, rejoice, Eathlings! The fake Martian is going to learn some actual astronomy beyond rehashing other people's information and trying to sell moons we may never reach! Anyway...
No, mael, I've never heard them called 'cuff buttons', maybe it's a colloquialism.
Side note: technically, learning astronomy will be rehashing other people's info, since it's a classroom course during daylight hours. At least I can apply what I learn, with my 4-inch Tasco parabolic reflector... I need to ask the professor if he's got a collimator I could borrow, it would be a great help in fine-tuning the 'scope.
On topic: Now that it's supposedly a done deal, did the support mission really end?