Jul 10, 2007 Aerospace & Defense

Up from the Ashes...

By Mike Deliman

July 4th 1997 NASA did something spectacular: demonstrated a bunch of
new technologies and delivered a space craft to the surface of another
planet.  Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars.  Not long after, NASA started
working on more probes to be sent to Mars, to do some research on the
the climate and the polar ice packs.  It’s pretty important research
given that this seems to be where ALL the water on Mars was. Water is a
pretty important item if we ever want to have a return mission or a
manned mission.  Not to mention water drives a lot of geological and
planetary evolution.  And there’s that "life" thing too.

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