Mars Curiosity Landing Site Named After Ray Bradbury
Just when we thought landing on Mars couldn’t possibly get more interesting/cool, NASA honors one of our most beloved authors and ensures that his name will go down in history with the landing.
NASA announced Wednesday that the Mars Curiosity landing site would be named “Bradbury Landing” after legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles, who recently passed away at the age of 91.
NASA waited until August 22nd to name the site officially (the landing was August 6th) to celebrate what would have been Bradbury’s 92nd birthday. The news was announced via the Curiosity Rover’s Twitter feed.