I watched the Mars rover landing live. It was exciting, joyous and uplifting.
The first messages back from the rover were just as inspiring. They will be in collections of “memorable quotes” from now on.
Rover texted: “I have found my forever home!”
And this was followed by: “Perseverance and Ingenuity will take you anywhere”–the names of the two AI vehicles which had successfully landed minutes earlier.
So I have decided to join them. Below is my boarding pass from NASA. Mars certainly seems to be a friendly neighborhood planet, especially with so much intelligence already there.
The only question is how am I going to spend my 1.1 billion frequent flyer miles?