Red Rover, Red Rover, Send the Humans Over!

A seven month, 354-million-mile journey is worth celebrating with a mash-up. Congratulations to NASA for the successful landing of the rover Curiosity on Mars. It’s a phenomenal accomplishment. Over the next months to years, the rover Curiosity will investigate Mars’ habitability, study its climate and geology, and collect data for a manned mission to Mars. Red Rover, Red Rover, Send the Humans Over!

Curiosity’s First Low-Resolution Color Panorama

Follow the further adventures of Curiosity on NASA’s website.

Sending men to Mars is vaguely in NASA’s future plans, but Elon Musk, internet entrepeneur and founder of SpaceX, believes man can be on Mars in 12-15 years.

 

A human settlement on Mars by 2023

Read more about Mars One, an international effort to put men on Mars.

Granted, there have been many dreams of sending men to Mars. This article from Wired, Humans on Mars: the Craziest, Weirdest, and Most Plausible Plans in History, touches on a few.

This is just the beginning. Mars is the next frontier. It begs to be explored.

Would I go if I could? My enthusiasm says ‘Heck, Yeah!’ In reality, I probably wouldn’t be one of the first. I’m not usually that adventurous. But I will be watching and supporting the exploration of Mars and hope that there will be men on Mars in my lifetime. Either way, I’m excited to see what happens from here, are you?

Or are you among the doubters and Naysayers like the following two links?

Did Curiosity Land on Mars or in Afghanistan

Can a Reality TV Show Help Put Humans on Mars?

I don’t doubt that the rover is on the red planet. I don’t doubt that Humans will step foot on that planet. I believe that the benefits of the science, the technical development, and the knowledge that we gain from such a venture will be worth it. What about you? Do you hear it calling? Are you going to follow the discoveries and adventures of the red rover, Curiosity?

10 thoughts on “Red Rover, Red Rover, Send the Humans Over!

  1. I, too, am curious about the red planet and Curiosity’s rovings. I’ll follow the findings with interest, but a seven-month-long trip to reach Mars isn’t in my future. I squirm during three-hour flights.

    1. Love the link, Nigel! So you love machines that move, just not with you in them for longer than a day, huh? LOL.

      I’m one of those Martian Cats who may need to beware – I’m spending way too much time gazing at Martian soil!

    1. All right! That’s a deal. You have exclusive first dibs to interview me if I decide to go. 🙂 And when I come back! But I’m with Fabio – I want a loaded iPad to take with me. And LOTS of memory for all the pictures I’d be taking.

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