Why is it that making nerds happy always costs so much more? Maybe it's because they see the future before everybody else. Whether you believe that or not, it cost $2.5 billion to give these NASA nerds a thrill. The Mars Curiosity rover has officially landed!

What will it discover? Will it just be sending pictures of the Martian landscape? Was there ever life on Mars? Questions yet to be answered -- and maybe they won't ever be. But think of all the things we have now that came as a result of the space program.

Pocket protector or no, we can't stop dreaming...