Originally Posted by squealpiggy
This could indeed by a case of "scientist enthuses, journalist happens to be in the room" but I think the whole mission is something to get excited about. I mean this is the kind of endeavour that really brings out the best in humanity. A voyage of pure discovery with nobody trying to make a buck and nobody getting killed.
organizations both private and public are getting paid over this one. people, too. some of these guys are making bank.
they might not be mining gold on mars, but there's money being made here by somebody. capitalism, baby.