Archive for May, 2013

NASA’s Opportunity rover sets space driving record

Posted by Alex Grantz on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 @ 9:46 am EST

NASA’s incredible Opportunity rover has set another milestone. It has now traveled the farthest distance of any American vehicle on an extra terrestrial surface. It has covered a distance of 22.22 miles on the surface of Mars, which eclipses the record set by the Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt over 40 years ago. Opportunity was supposed to last only 90 days and has now been operating successfully on Mars for over 9 years! It will be interesting to see how far Curiosity can make it. Let’s hope it is as successful as the plucky Opportunity rover!


Pursuing a new opportunity

Posted by Alex Grantz on Sunday, May 12th, 2013 @ 3:14 pm EST

I have decided to take a break from consulting, and have accepted a position as a QA Analyst at a new company. I’ll be starting the day after Memorial Day at a small company where I’ll be the second member of a newly formed QA organization. I’m sad to be leaving the people I’ve grown to know and love at both Sogeti and Luxottica, but this was too good of an opportunity to pass up. I’m very much looking forward to starting a new challenge at my new employer, and hope to have many good years ahead of me. I wish my current colleagues the best of luck, and hopefully I’ll run into you all sometime again in the future!

Because of this, I will be changing the site a bit. I may be removing the long-form resume and cutting down on some of the home page content. However, I will continue to update the blog, and I might be creating a new site soon. Stay tuned.

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