Obama to NASA: Let me know if you see Martians
August 13th, 2012
12:57 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama to NASA: Let me know if you see Martians

White House (CNN) – President Barack Obama called the members of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover team on Monday to congratulate them on the rover’s recent landing on Mars, but he also asked for a heads up if they find any signs of life.

“If in fact, you do make contact with Martians please let me know right away,” the president joked. “Because I've got a lot of other things on my plate but I suspect that that will go to the top of the list – even if they're just microbes, it will be pretty exciting.”


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Yeah... they found some Martians, Obama. They said "take me to your leader"... any idea who they could be referring to?

    August 13, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. Reggiedw

    I wonder if the martians can come and take Obama back with them. They might need a president there!!!!! LOL

    August 13, 2012 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. cali girl

    I think it is fabulous that NASA is on this track in Mars. A girl won a contest to make the name of the rover Curiosity.
    Way to go NASA team!

    August 13, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. Time for Real Change!

    One of the dumbest remarks to ever come out of Obama. Naming Biden as VP was probably the worst.

    August 13, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. Ann

    Nobody does COOL like President Obama.

    August 13, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The WORLD loves President Obama including the Martians. FORWARD Mr. President, FORWARD.

    August 13, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  7. turnkey franchise new owner

    LOL funny Mr president great sense of humor you can crack jokes at romneyhood
    where's those taxes romneyhood are they
    On Mars LOL

    August 13, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Howard

    This is an opportunity for Obama to destroy the Martian Economy too !!!

    August 13, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  9. Wake up people!

    I love our Presidents sense of humor!

    August 13, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  10. Obama - Four years of Lying, Four years of Failure

    Why? Does he want to offer them free US citizenship and voting rights too? How much do they have to contribute to his campaign?

    August 13, 2012 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. Ancient Texan

    Obama said WHAT? ...Figures...fits the pattern!

    August 13, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. Count Kolob & his Ayn Rand (author of 'Selfishness is a Virtue') disciple Paul Ryan, have new safety net for the poor, sick & elderly called "Path to Puratory" in which you wait for the generic cure of what ailed you

    Martian microbes would be cool, discovering Mitt the Twit's tax returns for years 1999-2002, would be way cooler!

    August 13, 2012 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  13. Tony

    This is how bad things have become for the Romney campaign. It is not just the FOX News poll, which shows that Romney is 9 points behind Obama. Right now Obama is more concerned about Martians than Romney/Ryan.

    August 13, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |