Harvey Walnut

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence

Historic Mars Landing

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Seeing the NASA team’s reaction to the news that Curiosity had landed successfully on Mars sent shivers down my spine.  Because I shared their joy but also because it proved once again what our species is capable of when at it’s best.

When I saw  Curiosity’s first pictures the reality of what thousands of people from around the globe have accomplished became so much more visceral and real.  We have landed a semi autonomous car sized robot laboratory capable of searching for life, on another planet.

How long before we stand on that planet?  I’m betting not long at all.

 

Mars Rover Curiosity’s picture of Mount Sharp on Planet Mars

 

 

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Written by harveywalnut

August 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

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