Re: manned Mission to Mars discussion
Fairly useless except as a technology demonstrator, but it at least does give something for appearance to human beings, and we need that sort of thing. Eventually we'll mark any landing as a milestone towards colonization, but I doubt the first landing will reveal anything the landers haven't already shown us.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan