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Blowin’ in the Wind
January 09, 2003
A Mars Exploration Rover parachute is deployed during testing in the world's largest wind tunnel at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif.

Other testing continues in preparation for NASA’s twin rover missions, scheduled to launch this summer. The missions will land the twin rovers on Mars at two different sites early next year. "The twin rovers will be able to travel the distance of several football fields during their missions. They will carry sophisticated instruments that effectively make them robotic geologists, acting as the eyes and hands of the science team on Earth," said Dr. Mark Adler, mission manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

image: JPL, NASA





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