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Fraser
2005-Sep-09, 08:03 AM
SUMMARY: NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit drove a few metres yesterday to get nice and close to a large rock nearby the landing site which scientists have dubbed "Adirondack". Spirit will examine the rock with its microscope and two instruments that will reveal its composition. To make the drive to this rock, Spirit turned 40-degrees and then rolled 1.9 metres. Engineers are still taking "baby steps" with Spirit, since this first target took the rover 30 minutes to travel.

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