NASA sought evidence of life on Mars.
That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the study of the rocks and the soil.
That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY.
This is SPIRITS story.
Directed by Stimson Snead
Written by Randall Munroe
Cast: Tara Strong, Steve Squyres
The story of SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY is an extraordinarily inspirational one. It resonates on a gut level to all of us working in and following the science and space community. That this effect is so often lost on the laymen is a fact we've resigned ourselves to.
But the online comic XKCD: SPIRIT by Randall Monroe, succeeded in driving home just how meaningful this story was. Becoming an instant internet meme shared by young and old alike.
It has been a pleasure of the filmmakers to translate that comic to film in order to share the inspiration of SPIRIT: A Martian Story, with the world!