A Man Who Went to Mars
by Morgan Kochel
on a privately funded secret mission,
2 are now dead,
they're killing us to preserve the secret."
This amazing panorama of the Ares Vallis flood plain made the front pages of newspapers around the world in July 1997. It was taken by the Mars Pathfinder lander and features the tiny, 23-pound Sojourner rover nuzzling a rock. The lander and the rover recorded weather patterns, atmospheric data and the composition of many Martian rocks, which apparently had washed down the channel eons ago. The rover, capable of changing course when it met obstacles, captured the imagination of the thousands who followed the mission on the Internet.
NASA Jet Propulsion Labratory
|Morgan Kochel ||Chad Johnson|