Virtual astronauts invade Mars via the Web InfoWorld

NASA is giving earthlings the opportunity to invade Mars as the space administration’s Polar Lander touches down on the red planet Friday. During the 90-day mission to study water on Mars, virtual invaders will be able to log on to a NASA Web site where they can download Java 2D API, Java 3D API, and a Web Interface for TeleScience application; and access the sights and sounds of Mars transmitted from the Polar Lander 157 million miles away.