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Mission Update January 2002 - March 2002 http://athena.cornell.edu/news/1_02.html
The Winter 2002 archive of Steve Squyres updates on the mission which announces the beginning of ATLO and takes you through the first part of this critical time in the mission.
Mission Update April 2002 - June 2002 http://athena.cornell.edu/news/2_02.html
The Spring 2002 archive of Steve Squyres updates on the mission which talks about the successes and problems especially with getting instruments to JPL to test in the rovers and also finish the testing of the instruments themselves.
Mars Exploration Rover First Steps http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/video/
JPL scientists and engineers performed a series of tests which simulated conditions the rovers will experience. The video can be seen in Quicktime or MPEG format.
How to Land Softly on a Hard Planet http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/video/
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.
Mission Updates http://athena.cornell.edu/news/
Steve Squyres talks about the the wiring problem that caused the delay in the launch of "Spirit", constructing the rockets, the insulation problem with the rocket that would launch "Opportunity" and the launch of "Spirit" and "Opportunity".