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Mars Rover Missions: Mission Review

As part of a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Mars Exploration Rover mission landing on Mars, officials talked to reporters about discoveries… read more

As part of a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Mars Exploration Rover mission landing on Mars, officials talked to reporters about discoveries made in 2004 and the rover’s outlook for 2005. Panelists includee: NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe; Dr. Charles Elachi, Director, JPL; Jim Erickson, MER Project Manager, JPL; Dr. Steve Squyres, MER Principal Ivestigator, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Dr. Firouz Naderi, MER Program Manager, JPL; Dr. Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington.

On Jan. 3, 2004 the first robotic rover successfully landed on Mars. Three weeks later, the second rover successfully landed on the opposite side of Mars. One year later rovers Spirit and Opportunity have exceeded all mission expectations and continue to make discoveries. The goal of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission was to explore for a minimum of 90 days to search for evidence of past water activity. close

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Program ID:
184986-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Pasadena, California, United States
First Aired:
Jan 03, 2005 | 2:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jan 05, 2005 | 5:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 03, 2005 | 2:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 04, 2005 | 3:17am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 04, 2005 | 11:26am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 05, 2005 | 5:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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