Fingers are crossed that the Mars rover Curiosity will have a successful landing. Curiosity has been called one of the most complex Mars engineering projects ever. Host Michel Martin talks with Clara Ma, the teenager who named Curiosity, about her hopes for the mission.
Adam Steltzner's father told him he wouldn't amount to much. He spent his youth barely passing school and "studying sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll," he says. Then he found a purpose in the stars — and led the team that dreamed a daring new scheme to get NASA's latest rover on Mars.
Will tomorrow's U.S. supermarket stock 10 kinds of potatoes? Potato geneticist Chuck Brown hopes so. He's been working to introduce the American market to purple, orange and red potato varieties, and bring back the sizzle potatoes once enjoyed.
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