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USGS Astrogeology team heads to Pasedena for Mars rover landing

Saturday, January 3, 2004

USGS Astrogeology scientists left Friday and today for California, where they will work on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project. Spirit is scheduled to land on Mars at 9:35 p.m. Arizona time today, and four of 20 USGS members from Flagstaff who have worked on the mission will arrive at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

More: Arizona Daily Sun - Scientists hope for a soft Martian landing

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Exploration Rover Project

Link: JPL - Mars Exploration Rover Mission

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Pathfinder and 2003 Rover Missions