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SETI [ASTRO] Send Your Name To Mars On The Mars 2001 Lander!

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Mon, 03 May 1999 17:19:32 -0400

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>From: Ron Baalke <BAALKE@kelvin.jpl.nasa.gov>
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>Subject: [ASTRO] Send Your Name To Mars On The Mars 2001 Lander!
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>SEND YOUR NAME TO MARS!
>
>NASA invites you to send your name to Mars on the Mars 2001 Lander!
>Names are being collected that will be placed on a CDROM that will
>be carried on the Mars 2001 lander. A certificate is also available
>and is provided free of charge by NASA. Our goal is to collect several
>million names! Names can be submitted here:
>
>http://spacekids.hq.nasa.gov/2001/
>
>The Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander is scheduled for launch on April
>10, 2001, and will land on Mars on Jan. 22, 2002. The lander will
>touch down near the Martian equator, carrying a spare Mars Pathfinder
>rover, a robotic arm and several other science instruments, including
>three that will return data in support of eventual human exploration.
>
>The 2001 Lander will carry an imager to take pictures of the
>surrounding terrain during its rocket-assisted descent to the
>surface. The descent imaging camera will provide images of the
>landing site for geologic analyses, and will aid planning for
>initial operations and traverses by the rover.
>
>The 2001 Lander will also be a platform for instruments and
>technology experiments designed to provide key insights to
>decisions regarding successful and cost-effective human
>missions to Mars. Hardware on the Lander will be used for a
>demonstration test of rocket propellant production using gases
>in the Martian atmosphere. Other equipment will characterize
>the Martian soil properties and surface radiation environment.
>
>For more details, please visit the Mars Surveyor 2001 mission home page:
>
>http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/2001/
>
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