It would be nice to learn, if it could be made hospitable. Also it would be nice to find signs that partially fill us in on what happened on the planet in the past. Be that: inhabitated by strange intelligent beings, a desert wasteland with no good purpose, a planet with creatures living deep within its center. Who knows what we could discover? Who knows what is really there. We have only begun to learn anything about the planet known as Mars and there is so much more to learn, perhaps it will even clue us in on our own planet's history. Perhaps Mars and Earth have more in common than we think. Perhaps there is nothing in common.
I would be a great day for the human beings man !!
can't wait for it
talking about mars, just makes me think of chocolate.
That being said, I do hope that this new phase brings us progress in science.
Mars is the next frontier.
It would be a tremendous leap in mankind if one could any traces of life on the Mars. I hope they do - it would help in better understanding the past, present and future of our planet and its living inhabitants.
It'll undoubtedly help interplanetary geology, astrobiology. In the event a number of primitive of old fashioned existence are found upon Mars.
Sending human to mars would be a great idea
It'll really made people sit up and pay attention if we do send a human to Mars. I'm not sure about the economics of it, but it'd be really quite stunning if there was this renewed interest in space, with countries competing again.
Of course, sending people on single trips is one thing. I think probably the most substantial first step towards space exploration at the moment would be for us to establish a lunar station.
The Mars Pathfinder mission was widely proclaimed as "flawless" in the early days after its July 4th, 1997 landing on the Martian surface. Successes included its unconventional "landing" -- bouncing onto the Martian surface surrounded by airbags, deploying the Sojourner rover, and gathering and transmitting voluminous data back to Earth, including the panoramic pictures that were such a hit on the Web. But a few days into the mission, not long after Pathfinder started gathering meteorological data, the spacecraft began experiencing total system resets, each resulting in losses of data. The press reported these failures in terms such as "software glitches" and "the computer was trying to do too many things at once".