Today NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars.
Its advanced instruments should bring humanity closer to knowing whether life exists on the Red Planet. I discussed the " Spiritual Significance of Mars " during that planet's closest approach to Earth in human history.

I believe that private companies will lead the way to humans landing on Mars. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said Mars is his ultimate target. In " SpaceX's Entrepreneurial Triumph ," you can read my reflections on the recent successful berthing of that company's Dragon capsule with the International Station.


Edward Hudgins

About The Author:

Edward Hudgins is the former director of advocacy for The Atlas Society, the author of numerous Atlas Society commentaries, and the editor of several books on politics and government policy. He is now research director for the Heartland Institute. He has also worked at the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, and Joint Economic Committee of Congress.

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