It's amazing how far we've come since the space program began! Here's a quote from the late Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe,
I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated.NASA has an extensive website covering news and other Mars information. Kids can "Be a Martian." Click here to find out how. And, in typical 21st century fashion, Curiosity has its own Facebook page!
You and your kids can explore the planet in the comfort of your home by borrowing Mars by Derek Zobel [J 523.43 ZOB] or any of the other Mars books in our collection.