Science fiction author Ray Bradbury sits in front of a photo of Mars, presented to him during an 83rd birthday party in his honor Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at The Planetary Society in Pasadena, Calif. Bradbury celebrated his 83rd birthday with this wish: One night, 100 years from now, a youngster will stay up late reading his 1950 classic "The Martian Chronicles" with a flashlight under his blanket _ on the Red Planet. (AP Photo/Stefano Paltera)