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Welcome to Mars 1x57

This sequel to NOVA’s, MARS DEAD OR ALIVE, follows the adventures of Spirit and Opportunity on the red planet. Once again, NOVA’s producers enjoy unprecedented access to the scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as they wrestle with the technical crises that soon beset the rovers. All goes well until Spirit suddenly falls silent and then, inexplicably, starts spewing gibberish. For three agonizing days, the engineers struggle to regain control of the unhinged rover before they finally solve the problem. Then Opportunity lands and sends back the image of an outcrop of bedrock just a few meters away. The rock turns out to be a crucial clue in the long quest to discover if there was once water and life on Mars, one of the most inhospitable planets in space.