Scientist ready to live his dream Rocky Mountain News

As one of two Colorado-based researchers on the science team for NASA’s upcoming Mars rover mission, geologist William Farrand Farrand will be among the first to view the pictures sent back from the ruddy, dust-cloaked surface. “As much as they need food or water, people need to explore, to see what’s over the next hill or what’s on the next planet,” Farrand said from his office at the Space Science Institute in Boulder.