The NASA Scientists and Their Race to Discover the Origins of Life
Of all the planets, Mars has exerted the most powerful allure over the human intellect and imagination. Generations of astronomers have expected to find clues to the origin and destiny of Earth and its inhabitants concealed amid the red storms sweeping across the surface of Mars. Now, the mystique of Mars is even greater. The exploits of the tiny Mars Rover "Sojourner" in the summer of 1997 excited the greatest curiosity about a space mission for a generation, and the quest to understand life on Mars and throughout the Solar System continues today.