A decade ago, Spirit and Opportunity, NASA’s twin robot explorers began an interplanetary adventure to demystify the Red Planet. Originally built to withstand a three-month mission on Mars, Opportunity is still capturing breathtaking images and important scientific data.
Come to the March New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA and then join in a discussion with Dr. Larry Crumpler, Research Curator of Space Science and Volcanology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Dr. Crumpler is a rover science team member who has worked on the mission since its beginning and is the only mission scientist from New Mexico. He will discuss his experiences working “on Mars” during the past decade with the ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
Following the Café, there will be a special tour of the new exhibit: 10th Anniversary Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Mars Landscape Photography.