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This material was developed for the Live From Mars project by Passport to Knowledge. Live From Mars was a precursor to Mars Team Online.


TOUCHDOWN program script - part 3 of 3


48. CAMILLE UPDATE / LIVE (00:30)            ET 30:30

Camille:
IN THIS NEXT AND LAST HALF HOUR, WE'RE GOING TO CHECK THE
WEATHER IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, AND ON MARS AND HAVE OUR LAST E-
MAIL QUESTIONS

WE'VE GOT A NEW GUEST OUT AT JPL, SOMEONE I MET BEFORE
PATHFINDER'S LAUNCH DOWN AT THE CAPE. HELLO TONY SPEAR!

49. LIVE FROM JPL AND MARS (00:30)             ET 31:00
David introduces TONY SPEAR, project manager

Tony:
HI CAMILLE, THAT WAS SEVEN MONTHS BACK, AND SOME (CHECK
MILLION) KILOMETERS FOR PATHFINDER!

David:
TONY, YOU'RE THE PROJECT MANAGER - WHAT'S THAT MEAN?

Tony responds

David:
AS CAMILLE SAID, Live From Mars FIRST MET TONY BEFORE LAUNCH,
AND WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM DURING "CRUISING BETWEEN THE
PLANETS." HERE'S SOME SNAPSHOTS FROM 7 MONTHS IN THE LIFE
OF A PROJECT MANAGER.

50. TONY, LAUNCH-LANDING / VTR (02:00) ET 33:00
scenes from LFM 101, clean room, April 23, Landing Day,
etc., the worries of a mission manager

DURING THE FIRST "Live From Mars" PROGRAM, CAMILLE GOT
DRESSED UP IN A CLEAN WHITE BUNNY SUIT TO GO INSIDE THE
"SPACECRAFT ASSEMBLY AND ENCAPSULATION FACILITY" -- "SAFE 2" --
AT THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, CAPE CANAVERAL.

TONY GAVE VIEWERS A CLOSE-UP TOUR OF PATHFINDER, NOTING THE
RED TAGS IDENTIFYING PYROTECHNICS WHICH HAD TO BE ARMED
BEFORE LAUNCH

AND THE GOLD-COLORED FUEL TANKS THAT WOULD HELP CARRY THE
SPACECRAFT TO MARS. AND YOU TOLD US ONE PHRASE HE'D BEEN
PRACTICING FOR MONTHS.

Sync:
I've been down here since August saying "GO FOR LAUNCH"

Scenes from the MPF launch reels. Try and find Tony in
the control room: he's there somewhere!!!
A FEW WEEKS AFTER OUR BROADCAST, TONY GOT TO DELIVER THE
LINE FOR REAL

5-4-3-2-1

THEN PATHFINDER WAS ON ITS WAY

SNORT bump up footage:
DURING "CRUISING BETWEEN THE PLANETS" WE CAUGHT UP WITH
TONY, WHO WAS PLEASED WITH THE WAY THE MISSION HAD BEEN
GOING BUT NERVOUSLY ANTICIPATING THE NAIL-BITING TIME DURING
JULY 4TH WHEN YEARS OF PLANNING WOULD DEPEND ON THE
OUTCOME OF A FEW MINUTES OF AUTOMATED LANDING PROCEDURES,
WHICH NO-ONE ON EARTH COULD MODIFY.

ALL THEY COULD DO WOULD BE TO WAIT

Sync: Tony (from DVC bump-up)

51. SOL 2 & 3 / MSU VTR w/ LIVE V.O. (01:30) ET 34:30

David:
SO TONY, WAS IT AS NERVE-WRACKING AS YOU ANTICIPATED?

Tony responds

David:
LET'S LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED DURING SOL 2 ON MARS

David and Tony ad lib over MSU video of Sol 2 (and 3?)
on Mars

52. LIVE FROM JPL / LIVE (00:30)        ET 35:00
David:
SO, QUESTIONS FROM COLUMBUS

53. SITE/ JPL INTERACTION #8 / LIVE (04:00)     ET 39:00
51A: COSI/JPL
Kathy:
WE'VE GOT QUESTIONS, BUT FIRST A VERY QUICK UP DATE ON HOW
OUR HUMAN ROVER'S BEEN PERFORMING

Kids' News kid comment

Kathy;
AWRIGHT, SO, TIME FOR JUST ONE QUESTION FROM COSI

COSI question

Kathy:
OVER TO YOU, DENVER

51B: DENVER, JPL

Don:
THANKS, COSI-- NOW THIS MAY BE OUR LAST TWO QUESTIONS FROM
DENVER, SO HERE WE GO

Denver question / Tony answer

Denver question / Tony answer

Don:
WELL THIS HAS BEEN QUITE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE, AND WE'VE
BEEN DELIGHTED TO BE PART OF IT. THANKS PASSPORT TO
KNOWLEDGE AND Live From Mars FOR INCLUDING US AND THANKS
LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR MAKING THIS DENVER UPLINK POSSIBLE.

JUST AS WE SAW IN OUR COMMUNICATION DEMO, SOMETIMES
COMMUNICATIONS LINKS BREAK, AND WE'RE GOING TO LOSE OUR
SATELLITE SOON, SO, FROM ALL OF US, TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE AT
JPL, THANKS AND FAREWELL SEE YOU ON THE NET!

54. MARS & EDUCATION / LIVE & MSU VTR (01:30)   ET 41:30
Camille lead to tape: includes teachers at P'FEST,
Red Rover, Red Rover, and refs fwd to LFM 104 and 105 in Fall

Camille:
WELL, AS DON SAID, ALL OF US CAN TRACK THE CONTINUING
PATHFINDER MISSION ON THE INTERNET -- SASHA WILL HAVE SOME
ADDRESSES AND MORE INFORMATION IN A MOMENT.

AND ON THROUGH THE UPCOMING MARS MISSIONS, LIFE-LONG
LEARNERS OF ALL AGES CAN FOLLOW ALONG.

PFEST tape, MSU-VTR
THAT'S ONE THEME OF PLANETFEST. ALONG WITH WORKSHOPS, THERE
HAVE BEEN DISPLAYS OF A PROJECT CALLED "RED ROVER, RED
ROVER" IN WHICH STUDENTS BUILD ROBOTS FROM LEGOS, AND THEN
CONTROL THEM REMOTELY VIA THE INTERNET.

SITES ALL ACROSS AMERICAN CAN OPERATE EACH OTHERS ROVERS
AND THERE ARE INTERACTIVE INTERNATIONAL SITES AS WELL.

See the LFM booth
PROJECTS LIKE OUR OWN "Live From Mars" PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH
GUIDES AND MULTIMEDIA KITS TO HELP YOUNGSTERS UNDERSTAND
THE SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES  BEHIND THE MISSION.

TWO MORE "Live From Mars" PROGRAMS ARE PLANNED FOR FALL 97,
RECAPPING PATHFINDER'S ACHIEVEMENTS, AND LOOKING FORWARD
TO THE ARRIVAL OF MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR.

FOR TEACHERS LIKE THESE, PART OF THE EXCITEMENT IS THAT-- JUST
MAYBE -- SOMETHING THEY WILL SAY IN CLASS MAY BE THE
INTELLECTUAL ROCKET FUEL THAT WILL LAUNCH ONE OF THEIR
STUDENTS ON A TRAJECTORY TO THE RED PLANET.

WITH HUMAN MISSIONS TARGETED AT THE SECOND DECADE OF THE
NEXT CENTURY, STUDENTS NOW IN GRADE SCHOOL MAY BE THE FIRST
PEOPLE TO SET FOOT ON THE AMAZING PLACE NOW ONLY EXPLORED
BY ROBOTS LIKE PATHFINDER AND SOJOURNER.

Camille:
BUT THOSE FUTURE EXPLORERS WILL BLAST OFF JUST AS PATHFINDER
DID BY APPLYING NOT FUTURISTIC PHYSICS, BUT THE TIMELESS
PRINCIPLES DISCOVERED BY ISAAC NEWTON CENTURIES AGO.

HERE'S NEIL WITH ANOTHER HANDS-ON ACTIVITY TO BRING MARS
DOWN TO EARTH!

55. BALLOON ROCKETS / LIVE LEAD & VTR (02:30) ET 44:00
55A: VTR

55B: CAMILLE LEAD TO TAPE
Camille:
SOMETIMES IT MAY SEEM AS IF IT'S SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING THAT
CARRIES OUR EYES AND EARS TO MARS, BUT IN REALITY, IT TAKES
HUMAN IMAGINATION AND THE DESIRE TO EXPLORE ALONG WITH
ROCKETS AND ROBOTS.

HERE'S SOME OF WHAT WE HEARD AT JPL AND PLANETFEST OVER THE
PAST FEW DAYS...

56. MARS AND THE MIND / MSU VTR (02:00)         ET 46:00
Celebs from PFEST and JPL  and others from the streets of
our uplink sites.

57. SITE/JPL INTERACTION #9 / LIVE (02:30)      ET 48:30
55A: AMNH
55B: e-mail


55A:
ANOTHER QUESTION TO TONY FROM NEW YORK

NYC question/ Tony answers

55B:
Sasha:
THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST E-MAIL QUESTION WE'LL HAVE TIME FOR.
THIS IS FROM AMERICA'S SOUTH POLE STATION IN ANTARCTICA
WHERE THEY'VE BEEN USING REAL AUDIO AND VIDEO TO FOLLOW THE
BROADCAST!!!

60. MARS ON THE NET / LIVE & GFX (01:00)        ET 53:00

Camille:
PRETTY NEAT! NOW HERE'S A ROUNDUP OF SOME KEY SITES ON THE
WORLD WIDE WEB WHICH WILL ALLOW ALL OF YOU TO FOLLOW WHAT'S
HAPPENING ON MARS


Sasha:
NASA'S PATHFINDER SITE HAS ALL THE LATEST MARS PICTURES JUST
AS SOON AS THEY ARE RELEASED. IT EVEN HAS ONCE EVERY FIFTEEN
MINUTE IMAGES FROM PATHFINDER MISSION CONTROL

Camille:
OUR OWN Live From Mars SITE HAS A TEACHER'S GUIDE KEYED TO
THE VIDEO PROGRAMS, BACKGROUND ON MARS AND THE MISSION, THE
FULL TEXT OF THE TEACHER'S GUIDE, AND MUCH MORE.

SASHA, TELL US ABOUT THE INTERACTIVE COMPONENTS

Sasha:
JUST LIKE EVERY "PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE" PROJECT, YOU CAN FIND
FIELD JOURNALS WRITTEN BY RESEARCHERS, INCLUDING PEOPLE
YOU'VE MET IN THIS PROGRAM, LIKE DONNA SHIRLEY.

AND YOU CAN SEND QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO MARS EXPERTS VIA:
QUESTIONS-LFM@QUEST.ARC.NASA.GOV

DON'T EXPECT ANSWERS UNTIL AFTER JULY 14. THEY'RE KINDA BUSY
BEFORE THEN,  BUT EVERY ORIGINAL QUESTION THAT HASN'T BEEN
ASKED BEFORE WILL GET AN INDIVIDUAL ANSWER!

Neil:
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY HAS A SECTION OF ITS
WEB SITE DEVOTED TO Live From Mars. YOU CAN FIND INSTRUCTIONS
THERE FOR THE ACTIVITIES WE FEATURED DURING THIS BROADCAST,
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.

Camille:
AND THERE'S A SITE FROM A PROJECT CALLED "LIVE FROM EARTH AND
MARS" DEVOTED TO WEATHER ACTIVITIES COMPARING THE TWO
PLANETS, USING VIKING DATA FROM 1976 TO PUT THE LATEST
PATHFINDER INFORMATION IN CONTEXT.

WEATHER ON MARS? THAT REMINDS ME TO GO BACK TO COSI TO FIND
OUT HOW THEIR WEATHER ACTIVITY HAS BEEN GOING!

59. COSI DEMO #2 / LIVE (02:00)             ET 52:00
update on WEATHER and ROBOTICS activity

Kathy:
CAMILLE, WEATHERMAN (name tb inserted) HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK.
 WE'VE HAD DATA SENT IN FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THIS
WHAT HE'S FOUND

Weatherman, with NYC graphics
HERE IN COLUMBUS, IT'S BEEN PRETTY CONSISTENT
A TEMPERATURE OF_________ AND WITH WINDS FROM _______ TO
___________ BLOWING OUT OF THE ___________.

IN NEW YORK YOU'VE BEEN SWELTERING, THOUGH IT LOOKS NICE AND
COOL AMONG THE METEORITES

A TEMPERATURE OF_________ AND WITH WINDS FROM _______ TO
___________ BLOWING OUT OF THE ___________.

AND IN DENVER, THE MILE HIGH CITY, AS YOU'D EXPECT, IT'S COOLER--
A TEMPERATURE OF_________ AND WITH WINDS FROM _______ TO
___________ BLOWING OUT OF THE ___________.

NOW, ON MARS IT'S COOLER STILL!!! A TEMPERATURE OF_________
AND WITH WINDS FROM _______ TO ___________ BLOWING OUT OF THE
___________.

SO THAT'S IT FROM COLUMBUS, THE FIRST REAL-TIME
INTERPLANETARY WEATHERCAST! FROM ALL OF US AT WBNS, THANKS
FOR INCLUDING US AND LET US KNOW WHEN YOU^̉RE OFF TO EUROPA
AND TITAN!!!

Cheers from Columbus

61. "MARS AHEAD" / VTR (01:30)              ET 54:30
quick montage of MGS "on its way" and Surveyor 98, etc.
etc, plus international missions (Japanese Planet B),
and humans to Mars sometime (HMNS D-2 animation)

Camille:
WE'LL BE SURE TO DO THAT, BUT FIRST, WE'LL BE GOING BACK TO
MARS WITH WHAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A FLOTILLA OF SPACECRAFT.
HERE'S THE MISSIONS THAT ARE PLANNED OR ARE ALREADY IN
PROCESS

tape
MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR IS ALREADY PRETTY CLOSE, DUE TO ARRIVE
IN EARLY SEPTEMBER. ITS COURSE TAKES IT GENTLY INTO THE VERY
TOP OF MARS ATMOSPHERE, WHICH WILL GRADUALLY SLOW IT DOWN.

DIPPING DOWN FURTHER AND FURTHER ON EACH SUCCESSIVE ORBIT,
ITS SOLAR PANELS WILL HELP LOWER IT GRADUALLY INTO A MAPPING
ORBIT IN EARLY 1998.

THEN, SWATH BY SWATH AND DAY BY DAY, IT WILL PROVIDE DETAILED
MAPS OF MARS, COVERING THE ENTIRE PLANET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

INSTRUMENTS ON BOARD WILL ANALYZE THE SURFACE COMPOSITION
THROUGH INFRARED SENSORS AND HELP PINPOINT SITES WHICH
ONCE MAY HAVE BEEN WETTER AND WARMER.

THEN IN EARLY 1999, THE NEXT IN THE SURVEYOR SERIES WILL
LAUNCH. THIS SURVEYOR WILL BE BOTH A LANDER AND AN ORBITER.

TESTING ADVANCED PLANETARY EXPLORATION TECHNIQUES, THE
SPACECRAFT CARRIES TWO PENETRATORS DESIGNED TO SAMPLE
ROCKS DOWN BELOW MARS' STERILE SURFACE. FOR THE FIRST TIME
WE'LL FIND OUT WHETHER CONDITIONS ARE ANY MORE HOSPITABLE
FOR LIFE DEEP DOWN, BENEATH THE AREA STERILIZED BY
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION.

THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 21ST CENTURY WILL SEE THE FIRST SAMPLE
RETURN MISSIONS. PLANS HAVE CHANGED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE
THESE ANIMATIONS, BUT THE BASIC IDEA REMAINS THE SAME:

A SPACECRAFT TOUCHES DOWN ON MARS, COLLECTS SAMPLES
THROUGH ROBOTIC ARMS OR PERHAPS A ROVER MORE ROBUST AND
CAPABLE THAN SOJOURNER, AND RETURNS THEM TO EARTH ORBIT
FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS.

THESE ARE AMERICA'S PLANS, BUT JAPANESE, EUROPEAN AND
RUSSIAN MISSIONS ARE ALSO BEING DISCUSSED.

AND THEN PERHAPS AS EARLY AS THE SECOND DECADE, HUMAN
EXPLORATION ALMOST CERTAINLY AN INTERNATIONAL MISSION,
FULFILLING CENTURIES OF DREAMS, MAKING HUMANITY A
SPACEFARING, INTERPLANETARY CIVILIZATION.

Camille:
THERE'LL BE TWISTS AND TURNS APLENTY GETTING THERE, BUT THE
MEN AND WOMEN WHO WILL TAKE US THERE WILL BE INSPIRED BY THE
SAME HOPES AND AMBITIONS AS THE HARD-WORKING MEN AND
WOMEN OF PATHFINDER

62. PATHFINDER PEOPLE / MSU VTR (01:30)         ET 56:00
Why we do what we do?

63. FAREWELL TO ALL SITES / LIVE (01:45)          ET 57:45
Camille leads thru farewells from all sites, with time
for quick comments and actions: waves, crowd cheers,
something lively, from Denver, Pfest, COSI, JPL, and AMNH

Camille
WHEW, THAT WAS A QUICK TWO HOURS! OVER TO YOU, RICH TERRILE
TO SAY GOODBYE FROM PLANETFEST

Rich:
WELL, STAR TREK CONVENTIONS ARE POPULAR AND MANY TREKKIES
AND SCIENCE FICTION FANS ARE HERE TOO, BUT THERE ARE ALSO
LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN REAL SPACE
EXPLORATION

THE PLANETARY SOCIETY BELIEVES THAT UNDERSTANDING OUR PLACE
IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE UNIVERSE WILL ULTIMATELY HELP
MAKE EARTH A BETTER PLACE

FROM PLANETFEST, GOODBYE AND THANKS FOR INCLUDING US!

Kathy at COSI
WE'VE HAD A BALL AT COSI EVEN THOUGH SOME OF OUR HUMAN
ROBOT VOLUNTEERS BUMPED THEIR NOSES ON "THE VOLCANOES OF
MARS!"

YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS WALKING IN SPACE OUTSIDE THE SHUTTLE I
KNEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS COULD KEEP US CONNECTED FROM
SOME PRETTY REMOTE PLACES. NOW I'M REALLY PLEASED WE COULD
WORK TOGETHER TO TAKE FAMILIES ALL ACROSS AMERICA --
VIRTUALLY -- TO MARS!

THANKS FROM ALL OF US IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

Neil in AMNH
ODDLY ENOUGH, AT THE MOMENT I'M A PLANETARIUM DIRECTOR
WITHOUT A BUILDING. THIS IS MY PLANETARIUM BEING COMPLETELY
RESTORED FOR AN OPENING ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, THE DAY BEFORE
THE MILLENNIUM.

ALL OF US HERE AT AMNH ARE PLEASED TO HAVE CREATED THIS
GLOBE-SPANNING VIRTUAL PLANETARIUM, USING THE INTERNET TO
REACH OUT TO JPL AND MARS

AND A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF JPL AND
NASA, FOR INCLUDING US IN THEIR AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

David:
THANKS, TONY, FROM ALL OF US Y'ALL HAVE BEEN GRACIOUS HOSTS
AND WE THANK YOU SINCERELY.

Tony:
IN THE OLD DAYS, WE SPACE SCIENTISTS MAY HAVE THOUGHT WHAT
WE DID WAS TOO COMPLICATED TO BE APPRECIATED, BUT MANY OF US
ARE PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, AND WE CAN SEE THE
EXCITEMENT IN KIDS EYES WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SENDING SHIPS TO
MARS AND WE'RE DELIGHTED TO SHARE IT

Camille:
SO, FAREWELL FROM ALL OF US WE HOPE YOU'VE GOTTEN A SENSE
OF THRILL OF EXPLORING OTHER WORLDS.

WE KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE WITH US IN SPIRIT THOUGH PHYSICALLY
ABSENT... THE ASTRONOMER AND AUTHOR, CARL SAGAN, NASA'S
JURGEN RAHE, WHO WAS MARS PROGRAM SCIENTIST AT
HEADQUARTERS, AND ENGINEER BERT KAY FROM NASA AMES -- ALL
TRAGICALLY LOST IN THE PAST MONTHS.

THEIR EYES WERE ON THE STARS AND THEIR WORK WILL TAKE US
THERE THIS PROGRAM IS, IN PART, OUR TRIBUTE TO THEM

SO, GOOD LUCK TO PATHFINDER AND FROM ALL OF US AT "LIVE FROM
MARS" ONWARDS AND UPWARDS, TO THE PLANETS AND BEYOND
THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

64. END CREDITS / VTR (01:00)                           ET 58:45

65. UNDERWRITER ANNOUNCE / VTR (00:15)                  ET 59:00

66. BUMPER PAD / LIVE SHOTS (00:29)                     ET 59:29

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