MILLEDGEVILLE — More than 38,000 people enjoyed learning about NASA’s many missions that weekend, and I was happy to have been an — albeit small — part of it. Our space program is in dire need of support and events such as this one show that space exploration has lost none of its fascination for the general public.
Let’s hope that the future missions hatched at JPL and the other space centers will soon become a reality, and we’ll have many more exciting missions to celebrate. Meanwhile, surf around on the general Mars Exploration site to learn about all the different Mars missions that are active right now: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/
To see awesome pictures of the ATHLETE robot go to its website at http://athlete.jpl.nasa.gov/
Beate Czogalla is the Professor of Theater Design in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Georgia College & State University. She has had a lifelong interest in space exploration and has been a Solar System Ambassador for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ NASA for many years. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org