Pioneers Anthem Plays – On MARS! Mars Society

The Mars Society is proud to announce that the flight team at JPL selected the Mars Society’s anthem “The Pioneers of Mars” as wakeup music for Opportunity’s 20th sol (February 14th). Written by partners in life and song Karen Linsley and Lloyd Landa, “The Pioneers of Mars” was honored with the Mars Society’s first Rouget de Lisle award in 2000. Co-author Landa died unexpected of a heart attack days before the song’s debut at the Mars Society’s August 2000 Toronto conference, after which Karen exclaimed in tears, “Get to Mars. And when the notes of this song are heard on Martian soil, he will live again.”