[Editorial by Mike]

5 years hard work

120 minutes great excitement (launch)

7 months boredom (cruise)

6 minutes of sheer terror (EDL)

Ninety  One Thousand+ days of exploration

It all started like this…

January 2001… I received a call from a cohort, someone I hadn’t heard
from in a long time.

It was, for me, a very happy call.

"Mike, we’re putting the team back together.  We’re going back to Mars.
Who’s available?"

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