It warmed up this week, so I gave the girls a little treat.
Here's a fun fact. Ball Corp, the namesake of the ubiquitous Ball mason jars like the one shown here, has an aerospace division that builds satellites. It makes sense if you think about it...during the early days of the space race, the US government needed companies with experience building components that could resist extreme temperature and pressure changes. Who better than a canning jar manufacturer? Ball has been making space exploration equipment ever since. One of their most famous contributions was the corrective lens that was installed on the Hubble Space Telescope, which effectively saved the program and led to decades of ground-breaking discoveries about our cosmos.