Mission to Mars: Junior spends semester working on rover project The Ithacan

Two golf-cart-sized robots. 100 million miles. Years of planning and heartbreak and happiness. $820 million. Behind the story of recent spirited celebrations and inopportune malfunctions, a local girl has made her own journey to Mars. Emily Dean. She is an assistant to the principal investigator on the rover missions at the JPL. She spends her free time scrutinizing the images sent back by the rovers, hoping to discover some new secret the Red Planet has to offer. She works right alongside some of the greatest creative and technical minds on Earth.