Out There: Coming of age on Mars

Dennis Overbye | The New York Times
Monday, July 27, 2020

In a new book, planetary scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson recalls how the Red Planet drew her to become a scientist.

New York Times reporter Dennis Overbye spotlights Sarah Stewart Johnson ‘08 and her new book, which explores what inspired her passion for the Red Planet. Maria Zuber, MIT’s vice president for research, noted that she was “blessed” to have Johnson in her lab. “She would look like she was bouncing around trying to zero in on something useful, and then she would do something absolutely brilliant,” said Zuber

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Story Image: Sarah Stewart Johnson, a planetary scientist at Georgetown University, has worked on NASA’s Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity rovers. Credit: Morgan Hornsby for The New York Times