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 entrepreneur 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? How would you answer if you heard the call, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send the Humans over?”
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.
Well, I don’t think you’d have to stay in your seat for the whole seven months, Pat. LOL. Still, seven months in a can would be a bit much. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m curious about the red planet, but not so much so that I’d get on a rocket and go. I’m totally chicken. I’ll look at pics online and live with that. 🙂
Well, Myndi, we a cheering section, too. You’re adventurous in other ways (home schooling for one!) Thanks for stopping by.
Give me a loaded Kindle, and I’ll go to Mars 🙂
Is it weird that I still inspect the pictures hoping to glimpse a Martian?
Cool post, Lynette!
Yay, Fabio! Have Kindle will travel. 🙂
Hey, I’m looking for Martians, too. At least a footprint or a bit of pottery.
Good post, Lynette
As much as I love science and the idea of going to another planet, I’d get bored after the first day!
There is a great interactive 360 degree view show the rover, plains and mountains at
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!
I’m with Myndi on this one. I prefer physical risks stay on the page. If you decided to go though I’d love to interview you… 😉
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.