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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility workers check out the Mars Exploration Rover-1 background.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers check out the Mars Exploration Rover-1 (background). In the foreground is part of the lander. While at KSC, each of the two rovers, their aeroshells and landers will undergo a full mission simulation. After spin balance testing, each spacecraft will be mated to a solid propellant upper stage booster that will propel the spacecraft out of Earth orbit. Approximately 10 days before launch they will be transported to the launch pad for mating with their respective Boeing Delta II rockets. The rovers will serve as robotic geologists to seek answers about the evolution of Mars, particularly for a history of water. The rovers are identical to each other, and will land at different regions of Mars. Launch of the MER-1 is scheduled for May 30. MER-2 will follow June 25.

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  • Title: In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility workers check out the Mars Exploration Rover-1 background.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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