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read the article 'Project Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission'
December 27, 2001

Dr. Joy Crisp of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory devotes her time working to unearth answers about Mars' geology. Tucked away in her prefab trailer office in the middle of the JPL campus, she enables the efforts of the team of scientists whose instruments will be onboard two rovers destined to land on Mars in 2004.
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read the article 'Researchers Toy with New Rover Designs'
December 21, 2001

The next generation of Mars rovers may not be what you'd expect. Someday, a giant "beach ball" rover may roll along the surface of the planet and make a flurry of new discoveries.
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read the article 'If Santa Were a Martian'
December 1, 2001

If Santa Claus were a martian, he'd be in for one bumpy ride. That's the assessment of navigators and engineers controlling the flight of NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft as it presently flies four times daily above the north polar region of Mars.
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read the article 'Machinists to the Stars'
November 19, 2001

It's the middle of the night at JPL, and the usual dozens of deer are on their nightly foraging rounds across the campus. Mars is up. So is the Moon. And so are nine machinists in the lab's high-precision fabrication shop, working the second shift that ends between midnight and 3 a.m.
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read the article 'Challenges of Getting to Mars'
August 31, 2001

Join Charles Whetsel, chief engineer of the Mars Exploration Program, and Matt Landano, 2001 Mars Odyssey project manager, as they describe the hard yet rewarding road to Mars.
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read the article 'Blowing in the Wind: Inflatable Rovers'
August 10, 2001

Researchers exploring different methods to deliver scientific instruments to various Martian locales are studying the potential for a giant, lightweight, two-story tall beach ball.
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read the article 'Teacher Field Trip to
January 1, 2001

When a school bus pulled up to the edge of the giant Ubehebe crater in California's Death Valley, a group of teachers climbed out and peered inside the blown-out hole. Long ago, a volcano had spewed ash and lava onto the surrounding terrain. Despite the 114 degree temperature and gusty winds, the elementary and high- school teachers were thrilled.
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