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NASA Chooses Cornell to Lead Science Effort for Mars Exploration Mission in 2003 http://athena.cornell.edu/news/pr_july_27_2000.html
Press release that announces that Cornell will provide the scientific instruments and lead the science team for the Mars Exploration Rover mission.
Week Ending August 6, 2000 http://athena.cornell.edu/news/3_00.html
Journal thoughts of Steve Squyres, ATHENA Science Team Principal Investigator, on hearing that NASA has decided to fly the Athena payload on a rover that will be launched during the summer of 2003. Also read the rest of Steve's journals from the mission which chronicle the highs and lows of the mission.