HOUSTON - NASA launched the Mars Rover Curiosity on November 26, 2011, and on August 6, 2012, it landed on Mars in the middle of Aeolis Palus, which is a subdivision of Aeolis Acres, formerly known as Mount Sharp Estates.
The Mars Science Laboratory Project has a price tag of $2.5 billion but NASA scientists say that it is not about money, it is about being able to say that the United States has a vehicle driving around on Mars.
NASA spokesperson Fresno "Moon Rock" Mayheimer stated that the principle objective of the Mars Rover is to find water that is suitable for drinking by humans.
He noted that research studies which were conducted at Barbara Walters Junior College in Brooklyn show that beneath the Martian surface lie three bodies of water that are roughly the size of the United States, Canada, and Arizona combined.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes I fully understand that technically Arizona is still part of the United States even though President Obama has issued a presidential proclamation granting Arizona the right to secede from the nation.]
Mr. Mayheimer issued a news bulletin informing the media that the most recent photos that were sent back from Mars by Curiosity clearly show two amazing facts.
The first is that the safety inspection sticker on the Mars Rover shows that it expired in July. And the second amazing fact is that in the lower right hand corner of two of the photos one can clearly see two orange traffic cones.
Mayheimer remarked that they will have photo experts from Japan look at the pictures and verify that the orange traffic cones are in fact like or at least similar to the ones that street departments throughout the world use as traffic alerts.
SIDENOTE. NASA has stated that it will also be commenting soon regarding that photo which Curiosity sent back of what appears to be an arrowhead embedded on a tree stump.