Mars Microphone Has New Ticket To Ride on NetLander Mission Planetary Society

The Planetary Society’s Mars Microphone will hitch a new ride to the Red Planet on board the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) NetLander mission in 2007. CNES is the national space agency of France. NetLander will deploy four landers on the surface of Mars and network them together to study the deep interior, geology and atmosphere of Mars. “We have seen other worlds and even touched them via robotic senses,” said Louis Friedman, Executive Director of The Planetary Society, “but the Mars Microphone will offer humanity the first opportunity to listen to the sounds on the surface of an alien world.”