Whenever the subject of the moon and Apollo and NASA comes up in our house I bore my kids about my moon landing scrap book – for which I publicly apologise (sorry kids). However I ‘lived’ the Apollo moon landings, Skylab and everything that followed. It was amazing stuff and I make no apology for being geeky over it all.
But what has happened over the last few days is frankly amazing and something that would have seemed too far fetched even to a moon landing kid of the 70’s like me. The picture below is from Curiosity Rover on Mars, that is a robot the size of a small car that NASA put there. And as if that isn’t enough, they have a photo of it descending by parachute onto the surface (the second picture) – awesome stuff – real science fiction become fact!