Fostering the Next Generation of Mars Explorers NASA

Watch out NASA! We’re coming! were the words of a high-school student who recently participated in the Mars Student Imaging Project, jointly sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and Arizona State University in Tempe. The Mars Student Imaging Project allows students from the fifth grade through community college to take their own pictures of Mars using a thermal infrared visible camera system onboard NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which is currently circling the red planet.