Google, Virgin join forces for ‘Project Virgle’

virgle_logo_final_hi-res.pngJust in case you missed it, I’m passing along the news that the top dogs at Google and the Virgin group are joining forces to launch Project Virgil, a plan to colonize Mars by 2014. The announcement was posted today by Virgin’s founder and president, Sir Richard Branson, on the Google Blog.

Virgle’s goal is simple: the establishment of a permanent human settlement on Mars. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and I feel strongly that contemporary technology is sufficiently advanced to make such an effort both successful and economical, and that it’s high time that humanity moved beyond Earth and began our great, long journey to explore the stars and establish our first lasting foothold on another world.

In the years to come, we’ll be sending up a series of spaceships carrying (along with the supplies and tools needed to build the new colony) what eventually will be hundreds of Mars colonists, or Virgle Pioneers — myself among them.

Image via the Official Google Blog.

I suck at April Fools jokes. So I’m not even going to try. Instead, I pass along other people’s. For instance, here’s Computerworld’s list of the Top 10 April Fools jokes on the web — as of last year.

Oh, and then there’s this. Pretty funny.

Now playing: Pete Townsend – Won’t Get Fooled Again (unplugged)
via FoxyTunes

Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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