Volume 23, number 6
We're Going to Mars!
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4 We Make it Happen! Special Update: Introducing the Student Astronauts: Bruce Betts introduces us to the 16 students from around the world selected for the Red Rover Goes to Mars project.
12 The Human Side of Mars Rover Exploration: Jim Bell shows the human effort involved in the Spirit and Opportunity rovers.
18 Arriving at the Red Planet—A Real Nail-Biter! Melanie Melton Knocke details the sequence of events for Spirit's landing on January 3rd of next year.
3 Members' Dialogue Galileo and Pluto
11 World Watch The future of human spaceflight post-Columbia; China's first taikonaut
20 Q&A How do you tell the difference between a brown dwarf and an exoplanet? Where does atmospheric nitrogen come from?
22 Society News Our names on Deep Impact!
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