You know you’re a nerd when…

…you’re thinking seriously about staying up til 5am (or getting up then, for you “morning people”) to see the descent of the Huygens spacecraft enter Titan’s atmosphere tomorrow morning (Friday, Jan. 14, EST).

We’re apparently NOT that kind of nerd, but we’re tempted. Really, really tempted. Maybe if NASA TV had anything approaching a budget and we didn’t have to stare at the NASA logo in-between the same half a dozen segments on the int. space station and 3D simulations of descent profiles, run over and over and over.

Thank Gopod for digital video recorders and fast-forward buttons. Set those TiVos, kids, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

More on the mission at NASA and on Wikipedia.