Di-Spirited bid to find water

January 2004
Engineer (00137758);1/23/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7643, p6
Reports on the space mission to Mars undertaken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the U.S. Distance traveled by NASA's Mars Spirit; Location of the actual touchdown from the specified site; Plausibility for the mission's exploration rover to reach the intended site where evidence of water may exist.


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