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#1 2002-08-15 12:40:53

Josh Cryer
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Re: Rover to be reveiled. - August 19th. Be there.

A top-secret Mars rover test will be exposed Aug. 19 when NASA allows a film crew from San Francisco's Exploratorium to do a live webcast of a prototype robot poking around the desert somewhere in the American West. The Exploratorium is an interactive museum that also conducts astronomy webcasts from around the world.

While the crew members know where they are headed, the site remains a secret to the public and even to most NASA scientists and engineers, officials involved in the project told SPACE.com.[/quote:post_uid6]

Source: http://www.space.com/busines....09.html

More: http://www.exploratorium.edu/marsrover/


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#2 2002-08-19 08:32:59

Josh Cryer
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Re: Rover to be reveiled. - August 19th. Be there.

IT'S TODAY GUYS!

This is some exciting stuff! The beginning of the next wave of surface Mars probes!

Holy crap, I am so giddy.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#3 2002-08-19 13:51:01

Josh Cryer
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Re: Rover to be reveiled. - August 19th. Be there.

That was a waste of time. sad

They didn't show the actual rover, because it's not built yet. They just showed a dumbed down experimental rover, which the scientists were using to simulate conditions on Mars.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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