I haven’t gone off the deep end when I tell you there are “Martians” living in Los Angeles California… it’s true. I did live in California seven years without spotting one myself—three even near San Francisco; but, I didn’t have the “App” to help me find them back then.
TED: What time is it on Mars?
Nagin Cox is a first-generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she works on the team that manages the United States’ rovers on Mars. But working a 9-to-5 on another planet — whose day is 40 minutes longer than Earth’s — has particular, often comical challenges.
She tells us that she has dreamed of working at NASA since she was 14 years old and this is her “dream job.” She also divulged that “sleep experts” have studied her and her colleagues because working on Mars time “is a blast, but not sustainable” because it is so hard on the body of an “earthling.”