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2004-Jan-07, 11:06 PM
SUMMARY: NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe announced on Tuesday that they plan to name the Spirit landing site in honour of the Columbia astronauts who lost their lives nearly a year ago. The place where Spirit landed in Gusev Crater will be called the Columbia Memorial Station. One image sent back by the rover shows a memorial plaque attached to Spirit's high-gain antenna - the plaque is aluminum and approximately 15 cm across.

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2004-Jan-08, 02:32 AM
Awesome planet! I would be honoured. What a beautiful legacy. :)