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Space sciences/Space exploration/Mars rovers

The rover's motion offers a way to traverse treacherous deposits of the Moon and Mars that may contain valuable resources.

This post from the Spotlight on Science Writers focuses on Mission: Mars author, Pascal Lee.

Science and engineering research have traditionally had bipartisan support in Congress, but bipartisanship is becoming increasingly hard to find. As a result, that support has become endangered, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) told the 2012-2013 class of AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows during their orientation. But, he thinks they can help reverse that trend.