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Name the Rovers!

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  • Erich Landstrom
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021126.html NASA will launch two robots to Mars next year and you can help name them. The Mars Exploration Rovers are
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 26, 2002
      http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021126.html
      NASA will launch two robots to Mars next year and you
      can help name them. The Mars Exploration Rovers are
      scheduled for launch on or near this coming June, when
      Mars and Earth are relatively close in their orbits.
      The landing craft are expected to touch down on Mars
      in January 2004 and deploy the robot rovers shortly
      thereafter. Rovers have the capability to crawl about
      100 meters each day of their planned 90-day mission.
      The mission's scientific purpose is to seek out and
      inspect interesting rocks and terrain that could give
      clues to the past of Mars. Suggestions for names
      should be sent here, accompanied by a short essay, by
      2003 January 31. (Eds. Note: The contest is only open
      to school children in grades K-12.)


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