Town Square

Post a New Topic

NASA Ames scientist to analyze data sent back from Mars

Original post made on Aug 7, 2012

Thousands of people gathered at the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field Sunday night, Aug. 5, to watch the historic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity on the mysterious red planet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 10:27 AM

Comments (5)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow
a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

It was very exciting to be at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field Sunday nigh to watch the historic landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. I had previously attended the landings of Spirit and opportunity. We are very lucky to live where science is alive and well at NASA, SETI Institute, SLAC, Stanford, and many more.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Ditto what Konrad wrote.

What an exciting night that was. Web Link

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Mr. Worldallwrong
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm

People cold and hungry sleeping in the cold and we spend BILLIONS on an outer space venture, we need to care for the Masses not the Martians...

 +   Like this comment
Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

Mr. Worldallwrong, I agree people should not go hungry or lack shelter in this country or anywhere in the world and the government could and should guarantee these fundimental rights. For some perspective on the cost of Curiosity, the $2.5 Billion which is the price of a movie for everyone in the US is spent right here in the US and ultimately to buy goods and services in the community, putting money is peoples pockets all over the US. The social safety net programs not including social security or medicare are about 13.0% of the US budget. NASA's total budget ($17.0 Billion) is 0.5% of the federal budget.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Mr. Worldallwrong
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

James your math figures are all wrong, they need to budget more $ on 420
distribution. And furthermore and so on and soforth I propose a smoke for all Americans who can dig it.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,266 views

New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,529 views

Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 9 comments | 1,926 views

A Love Script? A Dyadic Encounter
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,644 views

We Cannot Change What We're Not Aware Of
By Caroline Fleck | 2 comments | 446 views