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Friday, August 11, 2000



Not just one, two rovers to explore Mars in 2003

NASA has announced it has plans to send two rovers to Mars in the 2003-2004 mission. The $600 Million program will include a landing on flat terrain and one in a less stable area to do extensive testing and experimentation. Each rover will be able to travel about 100 yards a day, which is the total lifetime distance traveled by the 1997 Sojourner rover. NASA expects the rovers to last 90 days before dust blocks their solar panels. The twin rovers will be the fourth and fifth to land on Mars in history.

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Alex @ 19:04 EST