When we all woke up this morning, the world — and the Solar System — was changed forever. The frontier will always exist and the human spirit for exploration is alive. I hope to be around when we put a man on Mars or beyond.
The image above shows one of the first views from NASA’s Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT. It was taken through a “fisheye” wide-angle lens on one of the rover’s many cameras. Larger color images are expected later in the week. Will the Red Planet live up to its name?
(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)