The day after Thanksgiving appears to be Mars day at the Air & Space Museum. You can watch a feed on a big screen of NASA’s new space probe launch, sending the Mars Rover Curiosity to dig deep on the Red Planet.
Launching is the fun part – troubles can come later.
It’s come to this. We’re seven years since George W. Bush’s call to greatness via a mission to Mars with no real plan or funding, the “Mission Accomplished” of vaporous space speeches.
NASA is forced to hitch a ride with the Russians to take our spots on the International Space Station.
But we can still send up rock busting dune buggies to chew up Mars.
What: Rocket to Mars
When: 10:25 am, Friday November 25
Where: Moving Beyond Earth Gallery, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum,
6th & Independence, S.W. Washington, D.C.