20060317 day in the work life rocket scientist
Linda Robeck Fuhrman poses with a half-scale model of the robotic airplane her team hopes will fly on Mars in 2012. "I'd really like to fly more missions," Linda says. "I'd love to send a mission to Europa, which is a moon of Jupiter completely covered with ice... we're absolutely certain there's an ocean underneath." Where there's water, she reasons, there's often life. But NASA budget cuts mean that mission will likely be postponed or cancelled. -