Monday, August 13, 2012

Obama to NASA Scientists: Let me know if you see Martians

Obama tells Curiosity rover's team: Let me know if you see Martians

 President Barack Obama talks on the phone with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team President Barack Obama talks on the phone with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team aboard Air Force One during a flight to Ouffutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Aug. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama calls NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to congratulate the team behind the Curiosity rover's successful landing – and says he's thinking about getting a Mohawk haircut.

In today's congratulatory phone call to the team behind NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, President Barack Obama made sure that if the mission discovers Martians, he'll be one of the first to know.
"If in fact you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away," Obama said during the call, which was placed to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "I've got a lot of things on my plate, but I expect that that will go to the top of the list. Even if they're just microbes, it will be pretty exciting."


Sources: NBC News, White House, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA


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