On the Cover:Spirit is the small bright dot to the left of Mars' Home Plate in this image, taken on July 16, 2009 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). If Spirit does not break free, it may rest there forever. The other bright areas around Home Plate are spots where the rover has churned up the soil. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
4 30 Years of The Planetary Society: Louis Friedmanreminisces about his time with the society upon his retirement.
6 We Make it Happen! A New Project: Microrovers for Assisting Humans: Bruce Betts reports on an exciting new NASA-funded collaboration between The Planetary Society and Cornell University.
8 WorldWatch: Winds of Change at NASA: What are the Obama administration's plans for NASA?