The future is now, indeed, as NASA shows off its new Mars exploration gear at the Innovation Expo.
- NASA’s new flying gear is capable of sending a human to Mars
- Maybe this time we can think of sending someone other than Matt Damon on the Red Planet
This is quite some incredible and exciting news that make one really curious to see what’s coming next. NASA has just announced that they have actually built a spaceship capable of sending a man on Mars.
Bill Hill, with the Exploration Systems Development Division at NASA says that they have managed to “nail down” the design of the SLS. Also, they have tested successfully the rocket boosters and engines and everything needed for the first flight and that everything seems to be in order. Of course, problems and challenges did arise over the course of time, but, luckily they have managed to overcome them all and keep it on the right track.
Clearly, apart from being really excited about all this, people everywhere are now asking themselves the same question. Who is going to be the lucky man to first step foot on Mars? Please don’t let it be Matt Damon. He has formed a habit of being left stranded and in need of somebody to go after him and save him.
This happened in Interstellar, where both Matthew Mcconaughey and Anne Hathaway had to go look for him and in The Martian where he was actually stranded on Mars itself and they had to go and bring him back. So, if life does indeed mimic art, NASA, please don’t send Matt Damon to Mars anymore. Give somebody else a chance. Maybe Howard from The Big Bang Theory? He did crash the Mars Rover though…
But the question still remains. Who is going to be sent to Mars and make history in the process? Linked to this and the speculations is also the Mars One project. This refers to the idea of starting a colonization process on Mars by sending 100 people there, who will not return to earth.
The project sparked a lot of internet buzz, with many subscribing and sending their pleas as to why they should be chosen to be social former on Mars. And, speaking of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon applied for a place on the project. Maybe he gets to be sent there? Well, anything but Matt Damon, I guess.
So, now that NASA is definitely underway with building the first rocket capable of putting a human being on Mars, who will be chosen? An astronaut? Someone from the Mars One project? A celebrity? Please. Not Matt Damon.
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