His Other Car is On Mars: Scott Maxwell is a Mars rover driver. He's driven both Spirit and Opportunity, and will now be part of a team driving Curiosity on the surface of Mars. According to a Mars expert who works closely with Maxwell he, "loves being a rover driver.He thinks he's got the coolest job on the planet." We agree with Maxwell.
When CNN asked Maxwell about his new charge, he related it to having a new baby. He'll "watch it take its first steps." And while he's passionate and driven (no pun intended) he said of his new baby, "It's a priceless national asset that happens to be sitting on the surface of another planet. You better take that damn seriously." via CNN