Astronomer traces Mars mission highlights Buffalo News

Steven Squyres, the face and voice of the Mars Exploration Rover mission, took thousands of University at Buffalo students on a walk Wednesday through the search for traces of water in the wastelands and craters of Mars.
“I don’t get out much,” admitted Squyres, who even 17 months after the launch of the modules Spirit and Opportunity is steering the $400 million wheeled robots by remote control around rocks and up hills as they gather more and more evidence that water – the mother of life – once flowed extravagantly over the red planet.