November 28 is Red Planet Day! Learn all about Earth's closest planetary neighbor with UNT Libraries: 

On November 28, 1964, the Spacecraft Mariner 4 launched toward the Red Planet, sending back the first ever images of the Martian terrain a few months after landing. This feat was instrumental in human knowledge of our own solar system, and can be considered a predecessor to all the work being done to send a human to Mars in the coming decades. 

To see what the rovers currently on Mars are up to and stay up to date with Mars news, check out NASA's Mars portal. You can also check out the work SpaceX is doing to send human beings to the Red Planet within our lifetime.