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read the article 'NASA and Microsoft Allow Earthlings to Become Martians'
November 17, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA and Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., have collaborated to create a Web site where Internet users can have fun while advancing their knowledge of Mars.
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Press Release
read the article 'Heat Shield Readied for Next Mars Rover'
July 10, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, has finished building and testing the heat shield for protecting the Curiosity rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory project. This heat shield is even larger than the ones used for protecting Apollo astronauts as they returned to Earth.
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read the article 'NASA Selects Student's Entry as New Mars Rover Name'
May 27, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, has a new name, thanks to a sixth-grade student from Kansas. Twelve-year-old Clara Ma from the Sunflower Elementary school in Lenexa submitted the winning entry, "Curiosity."
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read the article 'NASA Releases Interactive 3-D Views of Space Station, New Mars Rover'
May 7, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA released an interactive, 3-D photographic collection of internal and external views of the International Space Station and a model of the next Mars rover on Thursday, May 7.

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Panorama Rovers in the JPL Mars Yard
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Press Release
read the article 'Online Poll For NASA's Mars Rover Naming Contest Opens March 23'
March 19, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA will post online nine names that are finalists for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory mission and invite the public to vote for its favorite.
read the article 'Online Poll For NASA's Mars Rover Naming Contest Opens March 23' Read More
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read the article 'Deadline Nears For Student Contest to Name NASA's Next Mars Rover'
January 16, 2009
Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA is issuing a last call to the nation's youth for entries in a contest to name the agency's next Mars rover.
read the article 'Deadline Nears For Student Contest to Name NASA's Next Mars Rover' Read More

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