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Tuesday, January 21, 2003



Twin Rovers to be Ready

Twin Rover drawing.
Twin Rover drawing.
Credit: Cornell/NASA/CNN.com
NASA announced today that the twin rover mission's rovers would be ready to launch by May and June. Each rover will be traveling to Mars separately, which is a good thing judging by NASA's success rate on getting to the red planet. In contrast to the 1997 Pathfinder mission's Sojourner rover, which weighed 23 pounds, each of these rovers will weigh around 400 pounds each and be able to travel at 100 times the speed of the Sojourner. They have yet to be named, so see our earlier update about NASA's naming contest. We'd love to see an RC visitor's name up there!

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Brian @ 21:59 EST