…the more they stay the same. Time covering trips to Mars and asking “What Went Wrong in the Gulf?”

TIME Magazine Cover: Exploring Mars – Jul. 18, 1988

Note that date: George Bush the Elder was still Vice President.

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  1. Moe Lane says:

    Not quite the same, thank every good god, past, present and future. Take another look at the flags. 🙂

  2. James Joyner says:

    Yeah, I noticed that. But the red Soviet flag on the red background was so subtle as to be almost non-existent.

  3. JW says:

    Oh, how funny. Thanks for a laugh, James (and some needed perspective, I might add)