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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing space exploration mission of the planet Mars utilising two robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity launched on June 10 and July 7, 2003, respectively from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA [1]. The mission’s primary goal is to “Determine Whether Life Ever Arose on Mars” (NASA) through the search for clues in soils and rocks that suggest past water activity on the planet’s surface. The complete list of scientific objectives as specified by NASA are to [2]: 1. Search for and characterize a variety of rocks and soils that hold clues to past water activity. In particular, samples sought will include those that have minerals deposited by…

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    MARS EXPLORATOIN ROVER Throughout the history of the human race, space exploration has always been a point of contention, whether it is the religious perspective or the allocation of funds but one thing that was always consistent was the appeal to broaden and expand our knowledge of the solar system and of space in general. NASA has been the frontrunner and forefront of the space exploration game globally and has always had their goals set on being the first to achieve many milestones. The Mars…

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    Since the first close-up picture of Mars was obtained in 1965, there have been significant endeavours undertaken to explore the ‘Red Planet’ (National Geographic, n.d.). In particular, a number of successful missions have taken place over the last two decades and provided valuable information about Mars. 1996 - Mars Global Surveyor In 1996, the Mars Global Surveyor mission and the Mars Pathfinder mission were launched. The Mars Global Surveyor arrived at Mars on September 12 1997, becoming the…

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    There have been many magnificent space missions. NASA was the one who prepared all the needs for the spacecraft so they could complete their missions. Mars Rover Spirit and Opportunity, Apollo 11, and Freedom 7 discovered and accomplished some great things. These missions helped scientists learn about things in outer space. They changed our world by giving us valuable information about different planets and galaxies today. All these space missions sacrificed astronauts lives and lots of money.…

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    mission to Jupiter, The International Space Station, And Curiosity mars rover. All Missions performed from NASA are costly, but all have very important reasons for those cost.The Juno spacecraft will for the first time peer below the dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system. Juno's primary goal is to reveal the story of Jupiter's formation and evolution. Using long-proven technologies on a spinning spacecraft placed in an elliptical polar…

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    There are many different purposes for robots. They can be made to help people remember to do basic tasks such as taking their medicine and remembering to brush their teeth to roaming mars to check for habitability. Robots can help astronauts do the dangerous tasks that they should not do. The purpose of the curiosity rover is to determine if mars is suitable for humans to live on and learn about the mars environment. The curiosity rover is the size of a small SUV and has a “host of scientific…

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    those who may not know exactly what NASA is, it is a government agency that was started by Congress in 1958. NASA’s main purpose is to explore space and aeronautics, or research about flight. There are four Exploration Missions taking place. One being DLRE (Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment), MER (Mars Exploration Rover- Opportunity), Mars Odyssey, and MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). There are two International Space Station Missions taking place, ISS-RapidScat and OPALS (Optical Payload…

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    Mars Exploration For centuries mankind has been fascinated by the night sky. Countless numbers of scientists have dedicated their lives to learning and exploring our solar system. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has consistently lead the USA and the world in space experimentation and planned missions. One area they have actively pursued is the study of Mars. NASA has researched planet Mars for over decades and recently released a detailed plan containing their strategy for a…

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    Dr. Gu says “It is a fully autonomous robot, that is in line with a future mars sample return mission.” with a straight face as if that is no big deal. Just that statement alone explains the huge difference between robotics in high school and college. Fully autonomous means that there is no human contact at all, and the robot will drive and think on its own. In high school the autonomous robots run through a list of commands that will complete a specific task with a person doing the…

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    manner than her male counterparts did. Her work The Rover was of particular interest to me and therefore shall be the topic…

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