Bazinga – Its Saturday!
My quest to explore science continues this week with the Science Laboratory Lift Off for Red Planet, the good old God of War, and a yummy chocolate bar - Mars!
NASA's Curiosity rover has begun the journey to Mars after its Atlas V rocket launched successfully from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Nov. 26. Ten instruments aboard MSL will provide new data about whether the area within and around Mars' Gale Crater could ever have supported microbial life. The Mars Science Laboratory is expected to reach Mars next August.
I do love the good ol' red planet of Mars, how couldn't I? It has been the inspiration for many of my favourite Sci-Fi and fantasy stories. However, I can't help but think that if we are really serious about looking for life in our solar system shouldn't we be focusing on Europa? There we go. I have said it now, no taking it back. I guess in this short sighted age we live in I should be grateful that NASA even has a space program. Sad, but true.
Here is the lift off video. Can't help but get excited every time I see a rocket launch:
(Taken from: NASAtelevision)