The Mars rover Curiosity touched down safely early Monday morning as thousands worldwide looked on. Curiosity will now get to work investigating whether or not Mars has had a climate hospitable to life. We’ll celebrate this monumental engineering success and look ahead to the science to come, with University of Utah Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Tabitha Buehler; Kent Tobiska, Director of Utah State University’s Space Weather Center; and former NASA employee and current USU Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Stephen Whitmore.
Then: The BLM has ruled in favor, the Goshute Tribe is very much opposed, and one Nevada official says that state may need to sue Utah over a proposed project which would transport water from eastern Nevada to the Las Vegas area. Snake Valley, which straddles the Utah/Nevada line may or may not end up being included. We’ll navigate all the ins and outs with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Christopher Smart.