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Convoy - 06/02/2003
Ride along with the convoy that transported the Mars Exploration Rover to the launch facility.

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Wheels in the Sky - 05/30/2003
Randy Lindemann - Mars Exploration Rover Mechanical Lead
Read more about the rover's wheels

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Rover First Steps - 11/06/2002

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How to Land Softly on a Hard Planet - 03/25/2002
Just one of the many problems in landing on another planet, after it's been determined where to land and the method to get there, is landing safely. For NASA'a Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a safe landing is "the name of the game," as engineers work to prepare two rovers for the journey to Mars. [MORE...]

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