Red Planet Day
For many generations, Earth-dwellers have been fascinated with the next neighboring planet. NASA has sought to learn more about Mars for decades. The red planet is visible in the sky with a slight reddish color because of its rusty iron surface. This day marks the launch of Spacecraft Mariner 4, which was the first spacecraft to reach Mars. It took eight months for the craft, which was able to fly by Mars on July 14, 1965, to achieve this feat. It is now known that Mars has terrains that are varied like Earth. Grab your friends and have a Red Planet Day party! You could either host a party for adults or school students interested in learning about the planets. You can invite your guests to come dressed in NASA-themed costumes.