DailyDirt: Mars Missions

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The successful landing of NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars will hopefully be followed by several years of fascinating data collection about our planetary neighbor. The mission has already gathered tons of useful radiation measurements on its journey that will give scientists a better idea of what kind of radiation levels a future manned mission would face on a similar trip to Mars. Here are just a few other interesting Mars-related missions to peruse while Curiosity performs its self-diagnostics before roaming around the surface of Mars. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: curiosity, heat shield, india, mars, opportunity, rover
Companies: nasa


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Aug 2012 @ 5:39pm

    Re: Memories

    ... the 1997 mars rover Pheonix...


    You're a little confused on names:

    The 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission had the Sojourner rover.

    The 2007 Phoenix Mars mission was a stationary lander near the polar regions.

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