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Mars 2003

The Mars 2003 mission includes a lander and a rover. The mission will start sometime in May or June, 2003. The lander will carry the rover, and it will use rockets to help it land on the surface. The two spacecraft will study the geology of the Red Planet.

The rover being used is a lot like the rover used in the Pathfinder mission.

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