Pink Floyd and me
titled one of my 2001 Mars Odyssey images "On A Trip To
Cirrus Minor" after a 1969 Pink Floyd song I was listening
to while creating it. The title has now shown up on Wikipedia.
"Cirrus Minor" sounded very much like Syrtis Major,
the famous dark area on Mars behind the antenna dish in the image.
"Cirrus"also evoked the cloud cover over Hellas Basin
in my image, see the lithograph. "On A Trip To Cirrus Minor"
I was prompted
to create this commemorative poster after discovering that my
image was on the cover of the Odyssey Transport Operations manual
seen in the upper right image. NASA had also my pic for an official
lithograph given out to the media and for various other purposes.
The image was the best available of Mars Odyssey for a while
and it was included in a JPL Night display at the Hollywood Bowl,
see poster wall image below.