WOOOOOOOOOT! TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE!
Meet Curiosity, the latest Mars rover in the NASA Mars Exploration Program:
I don’t know why, but it kind of reminds me of Number 5 from the movie Short Circuit 😀
You may not be a space nut, but even if you’re not, you have to admit…this is EXCITING! The NASA rover Curiosity just touched down on the surface of Mars after a never-before- attempted “Sky Crane” technique functioned just as it was supposed to! 😀 “NASA has described the feat as perhaps the most complex ever in robotic spaceflight.” – Reuters/AP News
I won’t go into detail here because I’m sure you’ll be able to read about it all over the news. But I wanted to mark the event, in case fifty years from now I want to be able to look back and say, “Yep. We DID it! Another giant leap for Mankind! And I was there to witness it.” I hope it is one of many, many more to come!
Imagine! It’s 352 million miles away…it took 8 months to get there…and will be there to explore and report back to us for 2 years. I am in awe that mankind has the mental ability to figure out the necessary technology to pull this off. Think about it! Sci-Fi is becoming reality! I can’t wait to see what else we can do! This is how people must have felt when men first landed on the moon. 🙂 I can go to sleep knowing that humans have done a great thing tonight. We are expanding our horizons and hopefully, our knowledge. GO, SCIENCE! YAY NASA! And if you’re worried about Martians…
DON’T PANIC! I brought a towel… 😉