As I continue my Mars week I cannot overlook the fiftieth anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I think every science fiction fan out there is eagerly awaiting for the day when the seed of their efforts help take us to other worlds.
NASA might not have always been first to reach goals but they did get there. They were the first to successfully land on another world with Viking I since Soviet plans to land on Venus crashed. Here's that first view of Mars:
I'm looking forward to more first views in the futures.