WWU planetarium director to relay Mars rover updates on social media

Lifelong "space geek" Brad Snowder was born the year the Soviet satellite Sputnik launched the Space Race, but he was too young to celebrate the ensuing first U.S. satellite success.

Fifty-five years later, the Bellingham resident finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to come full circle and, he hopes, be part of a wild celebration with fellow scientists.

FOLLOW THE MARS LANDING: To read Brad Snowder's Facebook entries about the Mars landing, use the link at planetarium.wwu.edu.

Snowder will use Twitter under his name and also can be found at this Google+ page or twitter.com/Skywise88.