I was a third-grader at Hamlin, Texas on May 5, 1961, when Alan Shepard flew into outer space. My teacher, Mrs. Juanita Elkins brought a television into the classroom so we could watch it. I am in awe of how far the space program has come since then.
Launched in August 2007, the Phoenix Mars Mission is the first in NASA’s Scout Program. Phoenix is designed to study the history of water and habitability potential in the Martian Arctic’s ice-rich soil.
I can almost understand the “Just for Kids” part of the Mars mission.
Note the American flag in the photo.