Living and Working on Mars Time
Published: August 3, 2012
Total Running Time: 00:03:07
One day on Mars is just a bit longer than one day on Earth—about 40 minutes longer than our 24 hours. For the team working to guide the Curiosity rover and receive the data it sends back, working on Mars time means their Earth-time schedule shifts by 40 minutes every day! Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on the unusual working conditions involved with a Mars rover expedition.