Mark Van Allen and I were talking the other day, and he brought this to my attention… and I was instantly in awe:
It’s a mining machine they made out in Germany. You can read all about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagger_288. I’m not going to lie, the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was “Decepticon!”
Now, somehow this article and surrounding conversation resulted in me reading about SkyLab for a few hours. I ? Internet.