On January 3-4, 2004, The Planetary Society will host “WILD ABOUT MARS” at the Pasadena Convention Center, featuring special guests and “live” images from Mars during NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission. Spirit will be the first of the two Mars Exploration Rovers (the other being Opportunity) to touch down on the Red Planet. The rover will bounce onto the Martian landscape and start an exciting new era of exploration. This historic event happens only one day after Stardust travels through Comet Wild 2 to collect samples for Earth return. Both missions will be celebrated at the “WILD ABOUT MARS” event.