Mars IS the kind of place to raise your kids.
Designer, Dan Abramson, (who brought us Yoga Joes peaceful Green Army Men toys) is at it again with the Mars Dust Globe, a modern twist on the classic water snow globe, where the snow is a mesmerizing Martian Dust Storm.
But the object inside the globe tells a bigger story. While one side features the planet view of Mars, with detailed topography of Valles Marineris, the Tharsis Volcanoes, and Olympus Mons, the other side features an adult and child astronaut. "It's a symbol of a hopeful future," says Abramson, "that not only can we reach Mars successfully, but we can thrive there- and our children can too."
The issue of a Mars colony is a controversial one. Some say that we should focus on Earth and climate change concerns, while others point to planetary exploration as the key to understanding our own planet. And with the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing this month, we're reminded that Mars is still there, waiting, just outside our grasp.
An adult and child Astronaut. Children on Mars!