In 2012, NASA launched "Curiosity" from here on the Space Coast on a mission to study Mars and it's surface. The mission captured my heart and attention when for the first time, a landing of a space craft was telecast live to the world.

But first, this is was the launch of Curiosity late 2011, from Cape Canaveral:

Later, in August of 2012, Curiosity completed its journey to Mars, but it needed to do one final, and daring, task.Landing on Mars:

Since August 5th, 2012 Curiosity has traveled a whopping 10 miles! Yup, just 10 miles total.

That's the same distance as traveling from the Brevard Zoo to Patrick Air Force Base.
That's the same distance as traveling from the Cocoa Water Tower to the ACTUAL Cape Canaveral Launch site.

That's it...just 10 miles...but what an awesome 10 miles it's been!

Space is awesome...and just like Buzz Aldrin says... 'It's time to get our a$$ to Mars"