Life On Mars Time For Jpl Scientist And His Family

A JPL scientist's family joins him on his mission to live sol by sol – and discovers a new sort of life around Los Angeles.David Oh's eldest son taped aluminum foil over his windows. His daughter painted a sign warning visitors away from the front door. His wife pulled the phone cord out of the wall and turned the couple's cellphones off.

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