Okay, so we landed a Mars rover successfully. It cost 2.5 billion dollars for this mechanical astronaut to be designed, built, launched and human butlers to give it instructions.
I have one very logical question.
What—what in the name of the highly regarded (by Trekkies) Captain James T. Kirk— purpose in the realm of space exploration will be served by discovering whether Mars had life in the past?
So, if we discover Mars once was teeming with life–SO WHAT?!
The planet is DEAD! All the little green men are gone. It’s been dead for millions upon millions of years. If evidence is found of life once inhabiting Mars, where do we go from there?
What a complete waste of money! Taxpayer billions wasted!
It would have been wiser to pass Mars and set its targeting software to places about which we know far less, like the moons of Jupiter, for instance.
It would have been a wiser decision to spend that money routing out the politicians in Washington D.C. who are self-serving, despicable, untrustworthy, and corrupt. I think we would get a better return on our money if all the damn corruption in the White House, Senate, House of Representatives, and in the many government agencies (including the United States Postal Service) was cleaned up and the scoundrels expelled and sent to prison. Start by kicking that Marxist Socialist Obama out of the White House.
Life on Mars. Who gives a damn? There ISN’T any! If there is, it’s got about as much intelligence as the politicians in Washington.
- Dramatic photos of Mars from rover Curiosity (Google+ Hangout) (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Photos: Mars Rover: First Color Images (abcnews.go.com)
- First color photo from Mars Curiosity (spaceindustrynews.com)
- NASA’s Curiosity expecting dust storms on surface of Mars soon (slashgear.com)
- Crystal-clear images from Mars rover thrill NASA scientists (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Mars Crater Looks ‘Earth-Like’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Mars panorama shows Curiosity’s prime target (fox6now.com)
- Mars rover Curiosity delivering treasure trove of photos (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Mars Rover Sends Back First Video, Pics (newser.com)