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Rover Atop Martian Mountain Pushed To New Limits for Critical Science Data

Published by spacecowboy on Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:27 pm
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By Craig Covault
11/13/2005 10:12:02 PM

SPIRITS SOAR

The rover Spirit, completing work atop the ridgeline of a Martian mountain 50 million mi. from Earth, epitomizes the extraordinary exploration continuing on Mars by both Spirit and Opportunity.

The human/robotic rover team is redefining the already formidable performance envelope of the $800-million vehicles, says Steve Squyres of Cornell University, the project’s principal investigator. Both Spirit and Opportunity are being pushed to more complex robotic science and driving operations against increasingly challenging terrain.

The human/robotic rover team is redefining the already formidable performance envelope of the $800-million vehicles, says Steve Squyres of Cornell University, the project’s principal investigator. Both Spirit and Opportunity are being pushed to more complex robotic science and driving operations against increasingly challenging terrain.

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