In 1948, Marvin the Martian realized his first mission had failed when he did not hear “an Earth-shattering kaboom.”
But while the animated alien was always thwarted in his efforts to blow up Earth, he will finally witness a shattering kaboom next week, when the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission lifts off.
The Looney Tunes character will join Daffy Duck on the mission’s official logos, which will be worn by Team Delta crews, comprised of members from NASA, the United States Air Force and Boeing.
“Where’s the ka-boom? There was supposed to be an EARTH-shattering KA-BOOM !”
Hat Tip: Jim Miller