From here to Mars
September 24th, 2012
03:11 PM ET

From here to Mars

When you’re President of the United States your autograph can turn up anywhere.

Even on Mars.

Recently the camera attached to the Mars rover Curiosity, usually tasked with taking photos of dirt and rocks, sent back a shot of President Obama’s signature. The signature was at the top of an anodized aluminum plaque bolted to the most recent Mars rover Curiosity. Other signatures also on the plaque, Vice President Joe Biden and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Similar plaques with signatures of U.S. officials were attached to the lander platforms for NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rovers.


Topics: NASA • President Obama

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  1. Howard

    The contrived, artificial, propped up empty suit, known as Barack Obama, is All about Barack Obama ... while America, and the American people just get lost in the shuffle. It's become beyond nauseating, watching such a vain, pompous, self-serving, egotistical, empty suit, like Obama ... and, his clown side kick, Biden, putting their signatures on the Mars lander ... and, all while the biased mainstream media continues to act as Obama's cheer leaders.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • garrisonone

      jealous are you? There is a world of opportunity out there if you would get off your back side and do something useful

      September 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  2. DewyB

    Howard... how egotistical you must think GWB is for putting his signature on the previous TWO rovers then... Twice as egotistical? Or... how shallow of you to notice the Presidents autographing space vehicles when you hate that President?

    Since 1972 President's have been putting their "Sig" on our spacecraft, starting with President Carter's recorded voice on V1&2 ... and you step up to object when it's Obama, that is the telling point.

    September 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  3. DEcember 2012

    MARVIN THE MARTIAN: I JUST HEARD A JOKE THE OTHER DAY ABOUT A DUMB GUY WHO CLAIMED 47 PERCENT OF AMERICANS AS DEPENDENTS. IT WAS VERY AMUSING.
    YOSEMITE SAM: IT WOULD BE FUNNIER IF THEY STOPPED COMPARING HIM TO ME.

    September 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • Howard

      @ DEcenber 2012 ... Yeah ... except it's true that 47% of Americans DON'T pay any income tax ... while the other half of America pays ALL the tax, for everybody ... So, the sick joke is that all you Obama stooges mock and humiliate anyone who actually has the audacity to tell the truth ... or, to bust their butts, day in and day out, to carry those entitled freeloaders, who not only expect a free ride, but actually demand it ... only to bit the hand of those who feed them.

      September 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • Sven yurgensen

      DEcember 2012, sorry to tell ya that Marvin the Martian died in the 1960s when obamas buddy Bill Ayers wife planted a bomb at a police station Marvin was visiting. Yup, obama has some good people as friends.

      On Feb. 16, 1970, Sgt. Brian V. McDonnell of the San Francisco Police Department was killed by shrapnel from an anti-personnel bomb planted on a window ledge at the force’s Park Station. The pipe bomb was filled with heavy metal staples and lead bullet projectiles. Another officer, Robert Fogarty, received serious wounds to his face and legs, and was partially blinded in the attack. Bill Ayers wife went to prison for this little stunt. She hoste obama in her home for his first fubdraiser. Why doesnt every American know this?

      September 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
  4. Amused

    Now, if only we could convince Obama to cut the DoD budget by 10% and give it all to NASA, we might be able to get some more of the important projects done. GO NASA!!!! Blessed are the geek for they shall fix the screw-ups made by the non-geeks.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  5. Kool-Aid Police

    Is that Bill Ayers signature on there?

    September 25, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  6. NOvember 2012

    about as important as jimmy carters signature...another dismal failure.

    September 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  7. B.

    You right- wing idiots would have been fine with someone like the mindless fool Bush to have been placed on Mars for generations to come to admire..

    September 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • november2012

      President Bush actually had a resume when he was elected President...obama's resume was and still is one of self promotion and self promotion only...he is a dismal failure at everything he has touched...dopey!

      September 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        OH YEAH THAT'S RIGHT. BUSH WAS A BUSINESSMAN RIGHT? HOW DID THAT TURN OUT? AS IT TURNED OUT THAT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HANDLING THE ECONOMY.

        September 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
      • jerrylax

        hey dummy, he was also the gov of Texas and had some great business experience and success...might pick up a book and study some of these people...try reading obama's phony me me me books for starters.

        September 26, 2012 at 1:30 am |
  8. gop usa

    Romney would increase funding for Nasa only if they promise to take him to KOLOB to visit his Mormon god Joesoph Smith the Molester ,rapist, conman....

    September 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  9. Mike H.

    Hey NASA, you forgot to include my signature on the plaque.

    October 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm |