Witness to the Mars landing The Buffalo News

The successful landings of the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity in January were two of the biggest moments in the exploration of space in our time, and high school students were allowed to take part in this historic event through the Athena Student Intern Program. Teams of one teacher and two students from schools around the country were paired with scientists and flown to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California where mission control was stationed.