Mars Panoramic Views
News story originally written on July 16, 1997
There has been great public interest and excitement in the Mars Pathfinder misssion. In response to this excitement, here is one more way to follow the Pathfinder mission.
This first movie is a panoramic view of the Sagan Memorial Station. Click and drag on the image to navigate around the panorama.
This second movie is a 3D panoramic view of the Sagan Memorial Station. You will need red/blue glasses for 3D viewing. Again, click and drag on the image to navigate around the panorama. Please be aware that this movie could take a considerable time for down-loading.
If you have an older browser and cannot display the QTVR panoramas,
you will need to install the QuickTime
plug-in v1.1 and follow these instructions. Make sure to download the right software for your machine (i.e., choose between Macintosh, Win 95, etc.)
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