A full-scale replica of NASA’s Mars InSight, a robotic stationary lander that marks the first spacecraft designed to study the deep interior of the red planet. Reuters/Steve Gorman.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
New lander will add to fascination with MarsIn our solar system family, Mars is Earth's next of kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. Scientists consider Mars a tantalizing time capsule. In two years, NASA will actually seek evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars, if indeed, it's there.Fast forward to the 21st century, and SpaceX founder and science fiction enthusiast Elon Musk is leading a real-life charge to Mars.He envisions hundreds of thousands of people streaming to Mars in giant SpaceX ships and colonizing the red planet in order to continue the species.It also would serve as a close-to-home proving ground before astronauts zoom 100 million miles to Mars.All the observations and reports coming back from NASA's robotic explorers at Mars will help the human Mars pioneers, according to Thomas Zurbuchen, chief of science missions for NASA.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE