A friend and reader sent this You Tube video which takes about 10 minutes to watch. Some of it is animated but most actual film showing the landing craft to Mars. When I was young no terrestrial telescopes were strong enough to confirm details of the red planet and we always thought there might be “life” on Mars. When people look back on these times, they will see the petty bickering of politicians which will seem insignificant compared to man’s ability to reach for the planets and stars. Amazing!

There was an old folk song called Barefoot Nellie- The line I remember was, “Nellie went to town one day, riding on a bale of hay, sold a man a trip to Mars, now she sits behind the bars!”

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