An interview with Chris Patil, a Boston-based biologist and scientific writer who wants to go to Mars.
Veterans: Help reporters cover the modern veteran's experience
America is learning how to serve a new generation of veterans. More than 1.5 million people served in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are returning home to economic uncertainty, government bureaucracy, and a culture that doesn't always understand the experience of war.
We want your help telling the story of the modern veteran experience. We'd like to know about your post-war thoughts and experiences.