May 15, 2000
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In 2003, NASA may launch either a Mars scientific orbiter mission or a large scientific rover which will land using an airbag cocoon, like that used on the successful 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission. The two concepts were selected from dozens of options that had been under study.
DECISION TO BE MADE IN JULY
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