Steve Squyres is the face and voice of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission. Squyres dreamed up the mission in 1987, saw it through from conception in 1995 to a successful landing in 2004, and serves as the principal scientist of its $400 million payload. He has gained a rare inside look at what it took for rovers Spirit and Opportunity to land on the red planet in January 2004--and knows firsthand their findings.As soon as Weiler killed off Mars Sample Return, itwas obvious to Barry andme that an Athena rover would be a greatmission all by itself for launch in 2003, just as we had first conceived itback in 1995. Problem was, we hadno wayof gettingitanbsp;...
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