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People You Will See,   Welcome to Mars,   Rollback,
   "Good Damage",   Missions to Mars,   Follow the Water,
   Testing Times,   Spirit and Opportunity,
   Mars Exploration Rover Spacecraft,   Mars Links

Exploring Mars: Mars Mission Risks
Charles Whetsel, chief engineer of the Mars Exploration Program, and Matt Landano, 2001 Mars Odyssey project manager, describe the hard yet rewarding job of getting a spacecraft safely to Mars.

How to Land Softly on a Hard Planet
A safe landing is "the name of the game," as engineers work to prepare two rovers for the journey to Mars. The video can be seen in Quicktime or MPEG format.

How to Land Softly on a Hard Planet
The ups and downs of making and testing the airbags for the Mars Exploration Rovers..

Space Power Facility
The Space Power Facility located at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio tested the landing system of the Mars Exploration Rover.

Viking Project
Mars images from the Viking Project.

Mars Pathfinder Mission
This page takes you to the Mars Pathfinder websites on the day of the landing on Mars and at the end of the mission.

Mars Pathfinder Mission--Sojourner
The website for the Mars Pathfinder's rover, Sojourner.

Mars Climate Orbiter
The website for the Mars Climat Orbiter which was lost on September 23, 1999.

Mars Polar Lander
The website for the Mars Polar Lander which was lost on December 3, 1999.

Deep Space 2
The website for the Deep Space 2 probes which were on board the Mars Polar Lander and scheduled to be launched right before the Mars Polar Lander entered the Martian atmosphere. The microprobes were lost along with the lander on December 3, 1999.