Together to Mars

In 1996, the United States as well as Russia will send spacecraft to the planet Mars. One of those probes is called "Mars Pathfinder". It will deposit a micro-rover on that far away world. Donna Shirley is manager of the Mars exploration program office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Its about as smart as a bug," she says, describing the micro-rover's on board hazard detection system.

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