Size comparison of the previous rovers to Curiosity.
Which i just saw someone sum up perfectly as:
“A jet-fired hover crane just lowered a nuclear robot bigger than my car onto Mars. Then it emailed us pics, from the other side of the sun. And believe me, you weren’t going to spend that fraction of a cent in taxes on anything cooler than that.”
We need to fund the absolute bajeebus outta NASA. We need to do it now before some lame rock from space stops us before we can repopulate.