Mars Surveyor 98 Video!

From: (Ken Edgett)
Subject: Mars Surveyor 98 Video!
Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 13:49:30 -0700 (MST)

Dear Mars Educators,

Last friday I received in the mail a very cool video about
the Mars Surveyor '98 missions.  There is an orbiter, being 
built RIGHT NOW, and a lander that will reach the high
southern latitudes of Mars late in 1999.

The video is from the same people who did the beatiful
computer-animated Mars Pathfinder video that you have 
probably seen several times.

The video runs for about 20 minutes.  It starts out with
a nice summary that runs from Viking to Mars Observer, to
the Global Surveyor and Pathfinder missions.  From there, it
goes into the '98 missions in great detail.  The computer-generated
stuff looks *nicer* than the older Mars Pathfinder video.

Unlike the Mars Pathfinder video, this one is a bit nicer
because they give units in "miles" "pounds" etc., instead
of "kilometers" and "kilograms".  The stuff about the orbiter
might be useful, too, for explaining some of what Mars Global
Surveyor is going to be doing this fall (since they don't have
an equivalent video about this spacecraft).

Well, if interested, take a look at the relevant web page or
write to the address below.  The web page also has information on
how to order the Mars Pathfinder video and the "Mars Navigator"

The video is from: Engineered Multimedia, Inc.
		   800 Old Roswell Lakes Pkwy, Suite 100
		   Roswell, GA  30076

Their web page is:

Ken Edgett
Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program