We have lift-off!

NASA– The Mars Curiosity Rover successfully launched this morning! With the hits NASA’s budget is taking, we may not have another cool mission to watch for a while… This rover is going to give us some spectacular information about Mars, and was specifically designed to look for signs of past (or current) life on the Red Planet. Take a look at the video to see how ridiculously amazing this thing is- the animation is pretty snazzy. It’s like a sci-fi movie, but we’re actually doing it.

Also, check out Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about what the future of Mars exploration might look like.

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