Welcome back to Mars

While Virgin Galactic is the closest we’ll see in commercial space travel for some time the folks at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are reaching a bit farther afield. They landed another mobile laboratory on Mars. As one of the voices said on the NASA broadcast as the successful touchdown was confirmed, "Let’s see where our Curiosity can take us."


No miles available for the trip yet, though I do wonder if any of the contractors involved in the construction accepted credit cards. Talk about an easy way to meet some minimum spend requirements.

Super exciting, even if this doesn’t really mean anything to my travel or mileage plans. Just awesome.

Update: Here’s another photo from JPL:


Oh, and while there wasn’t champagne flying around the room like at a sports championship there was at least one bottle spotted on a desk during the coverage. Someone was doing OK there.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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  1. When mileage redemptions begin for space travel, do you think we’ll be able to do stopovers at the Moon? What about open-jaws?

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