The Occupy Mars Learning Adventure

Training Jr. Astronauts, Scientists & Engineers

John Wright: The Driver of The Mars Rover Curiosity

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We are so lucky to live in Southern California.  John Wright the actual driver of the real Mars Rover Curiosity lives right in our backyard.  And he was kind enough to speak to both students and adults about what is going on right now with the Mars Rover.  John is a great speaker and he has and even better sense of humor about space travel and driving a very expensive space rover.  This photo includes some of the students that listened to John’s talk.   The first time I met John, he came to my home for a one-on-one interview that you can listen to at

John showed our group fantastic photos of Mars.

John showed our group fantastic photos of Mars.


Author: Kids Talk Radio

Bob Barboza is an educator, STEM journalist, software designer and founder of The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures and the Barboza Design and Space Centers. He leads a team of scientists, engineers and STEAM++ educators. They are training students to become Jr. astronauts, scientists and engineers. His team provides internships and workshops in STEAM++ and the integration of Common Core State Standards and Next Generations Science Standards. Contact information:

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