Third Time's the Charm

Spirit has blasted off successfully after the launch was delayed twice due to weather. Later this month Opportunity, Spirit's twin, will start it's own journey to the red planet. One of my favorite things about launches such as this, is when NASA places a camera on the rocket to provide a live look back at earth as the spaceship races away. It's soooo cool.

These missions will look for geological evidence of liquid water, indicating the possibility that Mars was once hospitable to life of some type. Or even that it is currently supporting life, this is unlikely though, those Martians are crafty...

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