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Mars - Planet fourth in order from the sun. In Roman mythology, god of war and discord (Greek name, Ares).

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The "Mars Exploration Rovers" web site!

  • Red Colony This is a great web site loaded full of information about the Red Planet and future plans for colonizing it. Everything from detailed colonization information, Bioengineering, Climatology, Geology, and detailed mission information.
  • The NASA Planetary Photojournal This service, developed as a collaboration between NASA's Planetary Data System Imaging Node, the Solar System Visualization Project,and JPL's Media Relations Office, is designed to provide you with easy access to the publicly released images from various Solar System exploration programs.
  • A Close Encounter with Mars Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. NASA is releasing these images to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder landing.
  • Center for Mars Exploration The Center for Mars Exploration (CMEX) WWW server is constantly being updated, so keep checking this page for many new features including historical references to Mars, previous Mars mission information, tools to analyze Mars, current Mars news, and much more.
  • CNN Destination Mars The CNN mars page is loaded full of information including NASA rockets to Mars, Future Missions, A Pathfinder interactive tracker, Visual Images of Mars, Mars Mania and more.
  • Exploring the Planet Mars This site has a ton of information about the red planet. It includes Satellite data, Observations, Exploring the planet, the Viking Mission, the Surface, Global Views, Mars Meteorite information, an Imagery index, and more links leading to Mars sites. Plus much much more.
  • Mars Exploration Program This is a NASA web site loaded full of all sorts of information regarding Mars including Missions, History, Architecture, Education, Press Materials and more.
  • Mars Global Surveyor Even though this mission was lost we were still able to gain a lot of valuable information back from it. This site is loaded full of all the information we were able to retrieve.
  • Mars Pathfinder Home The most famous and successful mission to Mars. Mars Pathfinder was a NASA Discovery Mission. "Faster, better, and cheaper" with three years for development and cost under $150 million dollars. Demonstrate a simple, low-cost system, at fixed price for placing a science payload on the surface of Mars at 1/15 the Viking price tag. Demonstrate NASA's commitment to low-cost planetary exploration by completing the mission for a total cost of $280 million dollars including the launch vehicle and mission operations. Demonstrate the mobility and usefulness of a microrover on the surface of Mars. This site has all this information and all of the finding that were brought back to us from the mission including 3D images of the landscape and science facts that were found.
  • The Mars Society The Purpose of the Mars Society To further the goal of the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet. This will be done by: 1. Broad public outreach to instill the vision of pioneering Mars. 2. Support of ever more aggressive government funded Mars exploration programs around the world. 3. Conducting Mars exploration on a private basis. Starting small, with hitchhiker payloads on government funded missions, we intend to use the credibility that such activity will engender to mobilize larger resources that will enable stand-alone private robotic missions and ultimately human exploration.
  • Planet B The Planet-B mission is to send a spacecraft to our neighboring planet Mars. The spacecraft which later renamed Nozomi(=hope), was launched with M-V rocket at Kagosima Space Center(KSC) on July 4th 1998. After orbiting Earth for 4 months, Nozomi departs for the Mars. After traveling through interplanetary space for 10 months, it will be injected into Mars orbit.
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