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China Launches First Moon Rover

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December 1, 2013
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China successfully launched its first lunar lander and rover on a three-month mission to the moon.


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NASA (Feb. 14, 2014) — Hi my name is Matt Heverly. I'm a rover driver and this is your Curiosity Rover Report. The rover recently drove over a sand dune we called 'Dingo Gap.' This is in order to get to an area on the other side known as 'Moonlight Valley.' This area has much gentler terrain with fewer sharp rocks. The rate of ware of the wheels has increased over the last few hundred meters. Video provided by NASA
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China's Moon Rover Already in Trouble

China's Moon Rover Already in Trouble

Newsy (Jan. 27, 2014) — China's first lunar rover successfully landed on the moon in December, but a malfunction is jeopardizing its three-month mission.
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NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Celebrates 1st Anniversary

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Celebrates 1st Anniversary

AFP (Aug. 6, 2013) — The first anniversary of the suspenseful 'sky crane' landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet was celebrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena yesterday. To mark the occasion, NASA released a timelapse taken by a fish-eye camera in front of the rover, showing Curiosity's activity during its first year in space.
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