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PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE - To MARS with MER Question and Answer Pairs

Question and answer pairs from the broadcasts and ON-AIR sessions serve as excellent primary sources of current information about Mars and the Mars Exploration Rover mission. They can simply be used to provide additional information or you could have a student read the question while another student reads the answer.

Click on the links below to see and hear the question and answer pairs.


If Spirit and Opportunity did find extraterrestrial life on Mars what would be the next step?
Thurgood Marshall Academy
That would be an extraordinary discovery.
Matt Golombek
Rover Science Team
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

We know the rovers are looking for water on Mars, but my students want to know what else you found that you didn't expect?
Pattonville Heights Middle School
St. Louis, MO
We always say that Mars doesn't read our books.
Orlando Figueroa
Solar System Exploration Division
NASA Headquarters

What is the most important design aspect of an extraterrestrial rover?
Muncie Community Schools Planetarium
I don't know that there's one.
Shonte Wright
Thermal Systems Cognizant Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory