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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Delta II rocket’s third stage arrives at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. It will be mated with the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) and then installed into the transportation canister for transfer to the launch pad. NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers are designed to study the history of water on Mars. These robotic geologists are equipped with a robotic arm, a drilling tool, three spectrometers, and four pairs of cameras that allow them to have a human-like, 3D view of the terrain. Each rover could travel as far as 100 meters in one day to act as Mars scientists' eyes and hands, exploring an environment where humans can't yet go. MER-2 is scheduled to launch June 5 as MER-A aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

2003-05-20

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Delta II rocket’s third stage arrives at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. It will be mated with the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) and then installed into the transportation canister for transfer to the launch pad. NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers are designed to study the history of water on Mars. These robotic geologists are equipped with a robotic arm, a drilling tool, three spectrometers, and four pairs of cameras that allow them to have a human-like, 3D view of the terrain. Each rover could travel as far as 100 meters in one day to act as Mars scientists' eyes and hands, exploring an environment where humans can't yet go. MER-2 is scheduled to launch June 5 as MER-A aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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  • Title: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Delta II rocket’s third stage arrives at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. It will be mated with the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) and then installed into the transportation canister for transfer to the launch pad. NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers are designed to study the history of water on Mars. These robotic geologists are equipped with a robotic arm, a drilling tool, three spectrometers, and four pairs of cameras that allow them to have a human-like, 3D view of the terrain. Each rover could travel as far as 100 meters in one day to act as Mars scientists' eyes and hands, exploring an environment where humans can't yet go. MER-2 is scheduled to launch June 5 as MER-A aboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • Date Created: 2003-05-20
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: cbabir

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