House Honors Mars Rover Success House Committee On Science

The House of Representatives today approved a resolution, sponsored by Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) and several members of the House Science Committee, recognizing and commending the achievements of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), and Cornell University in conducting the successful Mars Exploration Rover mission. The rover Spirit landed on Mars on January 3, 2004 and has dazzled the world with the images it is sending back to Earth. NASA will attempt to land another rover, Opportunity, on January 24 on the opposite side of the red planet. The resolution (H. Res. 490) specifically praised the role JPL has played in the history of NASA and the space program in general.