NASA in Marble Bar

NASA in Marble Bar

Five NASA scientists walk into a bar… outside the Iron Clad Hotel in Marble Bar

Five NASA scientists walk into a bar… outside the Iron Clad Hotel in Marble Bar

Five men walked into a bar - an Aussie, an American, a Canadian a Norwegian, and Spaniard…they told us they were a team of five NASA scientists who are working on the Mars landing next year. We thought we might meet some interesting people in Marble Bar’s famous Iron Clad Hotel, but this was most unexpected!

Apparently three kilometres outside Marble Bar, there’s fossils dating back 3.5 billion years - the oldest known proof of life anywhere on the planet. NASA are researching these as they believe the fossils might offer clues as to what former life on Mars might have looked like.

After this plausible explanation of their outback presence, proof of ID (US Government and NASA ID cards) and shared iPhone photos of the Mars Rover (along with the fact they weren’t dressed like tourists or gold prospectors), we had to cast aside doubts they’d been having us on.


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