I've been following the Mars landing of NASA's Curiosity. The images being transmitted back to earth are nothing short of amazing. The landscape of Mars is very clear in many of the photos and Wired Magazine has done a fantastic job covering the story, especially sharing the images.
Below are two pictures along the Southwestern border of Texas and one from Curiosity on Mars. Some similarities - if the USA plans a manned Mars mission, Texans would be an obvious choice, plus we have Mission Control in Houston :)