I wouldn’t blame you if you felt a bit left out, but don’t worry — you, too, can wander the fascinating terrain of Mars with NASA’s virtual exploration experience, Be A Martian!
Described as a “human-robotic partnership,” Be A Martian is where you can actually help explore Mars, by mapping its terrain, counting craters, and tagging photos, all in a concerted effort to help the Mars rovers during their mission on the Red Planet.[quote]“Join Us, and we can work together to create the most comprehensive global mosaic of Mars in human history.” – Why Map Mars[/quote]
You can create an account and become a “Martian Citizen” to keep track of your progress, or just log in as a guest and take a look around (using a Martian “Anonymous Tourist Visa,” of course). There are also videos, Q&As with Mars experts, and a Mars Atlas, as well as updates on Curiosity’s progress, so it’s definitely worth a look.