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Mars wanderings

A mock-up of the Mars Exploration Rovers take scientists and engineers on an exploratory journey that tests their ability to one day rove on Mars.
Scheduled for launch in June 2003, the two Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs) take with them several years of experience exploring simulated martian environments. Along with testing the actual MER-A and MER-B in laboratory environments, a third rover, FIDO (Field Integrated Design and Operations), was subjected to testing in locations like the Mojave Desert in California and Black Rock Summit in Nevada. Along for FIDO's ride during the August 2002 field tests were a group of 10 high school students...

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