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How Would You Like to Become a Martian?

by / Wednesday, 11 May 2011 / Published in Blog - Space Log

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Did you know that it’s possible for you to become a citizen of Mars, without ever leaving your house? NASA has created a fun site that allows you to see what it would be like to live as a Martian. From the main page, you are taken into Citizenship Hall where you can take a tour of different virtual facilities and look at images taken by the Mars Rover.

You can also send a virtual postcard to the Spirit Rover in her new home and see what messages of encouragement other folks have created on their postcards too. In the Crater City Arts District, you’ll find the Two Moons Theater. Here you can have a front row seat to many different interesting videos taken of Mars’ surface. Or hop over to the Tourist Atlas for an interactive map of your new virtual home.

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At the Martian Town Hall Polling Place, you are given a chance to ask questions about Mars and learn about how ideas concerning Mars have changed over the years in popular culture. This is a great site and should offer you some fun activities as well as knowledge about Mars.

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{Before you use a computer or the internet, make sure to get an adult’s permission. This site is so cool, your parent or guardian would probably enjoy taking a look at it with you!}

Happy Roving!

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