How landing on Mars helps Maine businesses and students

Almost anyone would be impressed by the technological achievement it took to hurl an SUV-sized projectile 352 million miles through space, on a flight lasting 36 weeks, and have it land safely and at the correct time and place on Mars.

But they might not see the local applications of NASA’s space exploration. Monday’s landing reminds us that what happens on Mars has implications everywhere, including in Maine’s businesses and classrooms.

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