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(Studio: Dan Rather)
(Pasadena: Jerry Bowen) This weekend’s launch by NASA of the first of two robot spacecraft to Mars featured; details given of the mission, which involves looking for signs of water & life; scenes shown of the rovers; animation of the Mars landing shown. [Mars rover engineer Jennifer TROSPER- compares the size of the rovers to Sojourner, which explored Mars in 1997.] [Mars rover scientist Matt GOLOMBEK- comments on the rovers’ mission.] [Test engineer Jessica COLLISSON, Mars rover scientist Steven SQUYRES- explain the rovers’ capabilities.] The launch last week of the European Space Agency’s Mars Express noted.
- Rather, Dan;
- Bowen, Jerry
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