© 1997 Joe Mette
On July Fourth, 1997,
The Mars Pathfinder landed on the Red
Renamed Sagan Station*
It opened like a flower petal,
And out came Sojourner the little robot
The little robot on the planet-Mars!
Sojourner Rover, just rovin' over --
Although roamin' slowly,
On the surface of planet-Mars!
Checking rocks all over,
And taking great photos -- of the planet-Mars!
Little Sojourner Rover moves in the
red dust --
Although no Martians does it see!
Checking rocks named Yogi and Barnacle
and Scooby Doo-yessiree!
Now several more missions are planned
And it truly is clear to me!
That a mission with men is destined
to be --
A great journey that will make history!
soon your life will be over,
Someday we may find you --
on the Red Planet-Mars!