Not Your Typical “Rock” Tour: Mars Rocks With Marsapalooza! NASA

Marsapalooza, part of NASA’s Mars 2004 (“M2K4”) effort to promote the Mars Exploration Rovers mission and NASA Mars education initiatives, is a tour during which a team of youthful scientists and engineers (the “M-Team”) will visit five cities across the country to raise public literacy about the Mars mission, to reach out to students in underserved communities, and to present themselves as role models to inspire the next generation of explorers. The tour is the product of a unique partnership involving NASA, the National Science Foundation, Passport to Knowledge, and several museums, planetariums, and science centers across the country.