For all those who are waiting for “Curiosity” to come down later on Mars here is a classic:
Orson Welles´ 1938 Radio Show: War Of The Worlds.
Below a typical NASA guy explaining how they are going to conquer Mars and get their revenge.
“By the sweat on our brows, and the strengths of our backs…Gentlemen. Hoist the Colours! And you, madam, I warn you, I know the entire Geneva Convention by heart!”