Tuesday, January 06, 2004
NASA Mars Rover Sends Color Photos of Red Planet: "NASA's Mars rover transmitted its first color photographs early this morning from the red planet after a successful landing late Saturday night. The high-resolution photographs showcase the Martian landscape from the rover's landing site in Gusev Crater. "
I'm a big fan of space exploration, but remind me again why we're spending all of these resources to determine if there was water on Mars a thousand years ago? It just seems that in an age when school test scores are disappointing and Osama Bin Laden is still a threat to our nation exploration of Mars, however exciting that may be, just doesn't seem that important.
I think I'd rather see NASA concentrating on improving the International Space Station (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/), continuing development on better reusable space transports or looking for other habitable planets.
Just my opinion, of course.
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