A New Mission to Mars

The rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars early last year. Joe Palca leads a discussion on what the probes have told us about the Red Planet, and gets an update on the next Mars mission: The Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter is set to launch next week.

Guests:

Steve Squyres, principle investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Mission; author Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet; professor of astronomy, Cornell University.

Richard Zurek, project scientist, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

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