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As we embark on a new exciting adventure to MARS and all that it has to offer us with unanswered questions and the possibility of life having once been on MARS we have created this web site to allow viewers to be informed on all aspects of this adventure. Who will be going and when? what will they find when they arrive? Will Mars be made of CHEESE like our moon?
During an episode of the HONEYMOONERS, Art carney AKA ED NORTON and Ralph Kramden were watching Nortons favorite TV show "Captain Video" and during the time the HONEYMOONERS aired on TV we did not have JET engines yet and so when the TV show was being watched by Ed Norton and Ralph Kramden on TV, when the rocket took off it sounded like an airplane using propellers and not a rocket engine. Propellers are useless in outer space because there is no wind to allow the propellers to move the ship. Seems we have come a long way since that TV show.
OMEGA watch company produced a limited edition chronograph watch with the sub dials at the 3,6,9 O'Clock position to represent the Earth, The Moon and Mars in celebration of the trip from Earth to Mars.
A LeCoultre watch called "GALAXY" The watch has two dial disks, one has the hours and one has the minutes. as the hands rotate to tell time (the larger dot is the hours and the smaller one is the minutes). The watch was also designed to look like the planets and earth and our moon (the minutes and hour hands). Each marker has a diamond and the black face represents space and the case is 14k white gold. It dates from the 1950's
With so much attention to what little time we have on this earth, man has spent countless centuries studying our moon. Some companies even made what is called a MOON PHASE watch. I never did understand why anyone needed to know the phases of the moon on a watch, but it shows how determined we are to know this event. This is an OMEGE MOON PHASE with month day and date (in french)