Spacebeagle: Mission to Mars

You know, if I didn?t know better, I?d say I was feeling good?


Finally, some good news. Yesterday saw the launch of the British mission to Mars. The Mars Express orbiter and it?s more famous passenger, the Beagle2, launched yesterday from Kazakhstan without any perceivable hitches. The Beagle2 is due to land on the surface of the red planet on Christmas day. You can read all about the Beagle2 mission here.

It?s events like this, that fill us here at Blather Paranormal Investigations Inc. with a warm fuzzy glow. You know that sort of rosy-tinted tingle? The wonderful feeling that despite the fact that monsters like Saddam Hussein and George Bush are holding sway on our little blue-white orb, there are still scientists on earth who are actually working to better the lot of mankind? People who have devoted their lives to furthering human knowledge and expanding the boundaries of our consciousness. The men and women who, as Carl Sagan would have said, are helping us (the human race) to tentatively stick our toes back in ?the vast cosmic ocean? from whence we first came. We?ll be keeping an eye on this one. Fantastic stuff and a great day for our planet.

You know, if I didn?t know better, I?d say I was feeling good?

damien

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


2 comments

  1. Did we already find life on Mars?

    Just as Beagle 2 winds it’s way to the Red Planet a new controversy emerges over a previous mission to the planet of war.

    Dr Gil Levin, a former mission scientist on the Viking lander is claiming that he has evidence that the 1976 mission actually found life. Read more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2941826.stm

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