Why Mars?

“…our human horizon popped out 200,000 miles. Forever, we would see the Earth differently, because we had seen it from someplace truly foreign.”

I thought this was a neat article about the significance of exploring Mars, in a time when plenty of people are keen to argue that NASA is a huge waste of tax dollars, despite all of the awesome scientific advances that are a direct result, because the importance of re-assessing mankind’s perspective of where it stands in the universe every so often is one that you can’t put a price tag on, but will no doubt be of the few truly notable points of progress when you look back on our civilization hundreds or even thousands of years from now…

The Man in the Moon

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