The Athena Student Interns Program involves students from around thecountry in the Mars Exploration Rover mission. Thirteen teams of highschool students and their teachers worked with mentors from theAthena Science Team from May 2003 through May 2004 and were part of the Science Teamat JPL during landed operations on Mars!
Meet The Teams!
Durham Academy Upper School, Durham, NC
Read Student Scientists Journals
Durham, NC Team journals
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NASA piloted the Athena Student Interns Program during the FIDO FieldTests in August 2002. FIDO is a prototype Mars rover that scientists andengineers use here on Earth to prepare for intense operations during themission on Mars. The students got a chance to work with the Science Teamto analyze data, create and test hypotheses, and develop commands to besent to the rover. Learn more about the students' experiences during FIDO'stime in the desert!