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Living with the Creators of the Mars Rover

Claire Reeves, left, and Julie Cook, take over matters on Earth when their husbands are busy on Mars.
Joe Palca, NPR
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Claire Reeves, left, and Julie Cook, take over matters on Earth when their husbands are busy on Mars.

NPR's Joe Palca has been reporting on the discoveries made by NASA's two Mars rovers. He files this report on how the wives of two of the project's scientists and engineers cope with their husbands' long work days and strange sleep schedules.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.