Well there is some money well spent. NASA is always working on projects, and besides the latest Mars Rover, they all seem to fail.

There is no way we could ever build a rocket ship. Apparently neither can the brilliant minds at NASA. This is the Morpheus rocket in it's first attempt at flight.

As you can see in the video, it does not go well. The new vertical landing vehicle lasts about one second in the air before bursting into flames, and crashing back to the ground. At least we're making progress? No, not really. Hey, at least we have another vehicle on Mars to gather up rocks.