The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine life possibly once having taken hold there.

— Steven Squyres

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We didn't know if the rover could climb up or down the hills of the crater.

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The rocks, to a great extent, look swept clean.

It's a much cleaner surface than what we had a right to hope for.

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We're stunned by the diversity of rocks. This stuff looks like it was put into a blender.

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You create a pile of dirt and then drive over it. We may have to learn to drive all over again.

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We need to drive like hell and get to the hills before the winter sets in.

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Having been given that public trust, we have a responsibility to share with the public.

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That's really what science is just trying to figure stuff out, and I like figuring stuff out.

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It's not going to fill in the potholes.

It's not going to put a roof over people's heads. What it does is it helps to address really fundamental questions of who we are, where we came from, by which I mean we can learn how life came about.

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This whole mission has surpassed all of our expectations.

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I want to make as many people as possible feel like they are part of this adventure. We are going to give everybody a sense of what exploring the surface of another world is really like.

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I can't ever remember not wanting to be a scientist.

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These rovers are living on borrowed time.

We're so past warranty on them. You try to push them hard every day because we're living day to day.

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About Steven Squyres

Quotes 14 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Scientist
Birthday October 16

When we opened our eyes, we saw bedrock exposed in the walls of the crater.

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