Maybe I'm the only one, but I do not give a #^#$% about the latest Mars rover.
Well, actually I do. I dislike it and wish we'd stop wasting money on crap like this.
People, have we not been getting photos of Mars from rovers since 2004? Is this not old hat? Will we ever find Mars' "good side" and get the photo we've been looking for?
This latest photo shoot cost $2.5 billion (about a billion over budget). Apparently we want to find out if life ever existed there.
Of course life existed on Mars. Has NASA never watched Bugs Bunny?
Why is the JPL the lucky recipient of a seemingly permanent, federally funded, high wage, full employment program? They've been on the gravy train long enough!
And they say that political science research is useless and should be defunded! While that may be true, it's way way way better than the NASA-JPL cabal.