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 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 […]