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Opportunity Lands and Hope Builds for Spirit

Mars Exploration Rover artist's concept Spirit or Opportunity, on Mars

Air Date: 01/26/2004
Run Time: 0:34:16

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Guests:

  • Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Topics: Opportunity, Spirit, Contests, Planetary Radio, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, past projects

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We celebrate the perfect landing of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, and the astounding pictures it has already taken of the Meridiani Planum. Special guest Rob Manning is the Entry, Descent and Landing Development Manager for Spirit and Opportunity. Lots more, including excerpts from press briefings at JPL, two more Student Astronauts, and a name that outcropping" contest from Bruce Betts."

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