January 04, 2004

To Mars!

NEAT PICTURES OF THE RED PLANET abound, thanks to the complete and utter success of our exploration rover mission.

We consider this a stunning achievement for our space program, which has had an awfully good week given that its comet fly-by mission has also proven successful. Still, there's a lot more to be done -- specifically, we'd like to see a manned mission to Mars happen by 2020, if not earlier.

It's not just that there are untold worlds in this universe, and there is no reason for mankind to stay stuck on this one. It's not just that a mission to Mars would electrify the nation, and give people hope about the future. It's that space travel is, at its core, about freedom. So let's hope that we have continued successes in these endeavors.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at January 4, 2004 11:57 PM | TrackBack