Today NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars.
Its advanced instruments sh
ould 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 is research director at the Heartland Institute and former director of advocacy and senior scholar at The Atlas Society.