Mars Rover Rolls Into Atlanta
Imagining the trip to Mars, from Atlanta.
It’s been 20 years since the first Earthling vehicle touched down on the Red Planet. The Sojourner wasn’t much bigger than a toy—just a foot high and a couple feet wide—and definitely not big enough to host humans. Putting people on the surface of Mars will take a much bigger set of wheels. One prototype for the job stops by Atlanta this weekend, July 14-16. You can see it at SunTrust Park, the first stop on the Kennedy Space Center's Summer of Mars tour.