Canceled Mars Lander Could Be Resurrected for 2007 Launch
15 August 2001

LOGAN, Utah - Hardware left over from NASA's canceled Mars 2001 lander mission may yet find its way to the surface of the red planet under the agency's Mars Scouts program, a series of missions proposed for launch starting in 2007.

NASA is making hardware from the Mars 2001 lander and other programs available free of charge to investigators proposing missions under the Mars Scouts program, said Steve Matousek, deputy manager for solar system exploration in the Advanced Studies office of the NASA-funded Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

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