Please join me by marking Sunday as the day American scientists accomplished a trip to Mars that will go down as one of the greatest achievements in our time.
The team from NASA, nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Cal Tech guided a robot for eight months to a planet over 200 million miles from earth -- and landed it on time and at the chosen landing site.
Members of this team certainly should join people like Galileo, Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin for their discoveries and application that made this trip possible. Go USA!
MIKE MEHREN, Hermiston
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