We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:07 PM
27vet, on 07 May 2012 - 05:56 PM, said:
We will probably only know for sure when they send a manned mission there.
It is possible we know sooner than that. Each new Mars rover is vastly superior to the previous one. Also the European Space Agency has plans on the drawing board for an unmanned sample return mission.
It is possible that the discovery of life on Mars will be what actually spurs us on to a manned mission.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001