Scientists, educators prepare for Mars Pathfinder mission
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Volume 77, Issue 2, page 9, 9 January 1996
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Mars scientists, engineers, and 13 K-12 educators invaded eastern Washington's Channeled Scabland for a week in September to explore terrain similar to the kind Mars Pathfinder will encounter when it touches down on the red planet on July 4, 1997. Through field trips and workshops, the scientists and engineers reached consensus on a number of issues about Mars history and shared their knowledge and enthusiasm with the public. The teachers, who came from Washington and Idaho, witnessed engineering, scientific investigation, and debate in action, and acquired a great deal of knowledge about Mars that they can bring back to their classrooms and communities.
“We worked side by side with the scientists and engineers as they researched, experimented, problem-solved and debated different aspects of the Mars Pathfinder mission,” explained high school teacher John Gallagher.