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This section provides spotlight notes on all of the MTO web pages, hot topics about Mars, daily pictures of current planetary conditions, news releases, and a link to the "Updates" newsletters.

Mars Team Online Project News

January 11, 1998

Sign up NOW for this Thursday's (Jan. 15) Web chat with Ken Edgett! From 9:30-10:30 a.m., PST, Ken will bring us up to date on the status of Mars Global Surveyor: what's going on with the aerobraking and the solar panels. You must preregister to participate. To do this go to: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html

December 19, 1997

Join the Scavenger Hunt! To participate, answer the 25 weather-related questions at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/wwhuntqs.html The class that answers the most questions correctly in each level (elementary, middle and high school) will be the winner. A random drawing will be held in case of a tie at any or all levels. All answers must be sent by 12 a.m., PST, Tuesday, December 23, 1997.

Mars in the News

  • November 10, 1997: Surveyor resumes aerobraking, heading toward new mapping orbit
  • November 6, 1997: Science team and instruments selected for Mars Surveyor 2001 missions
  • November 4, 1997: Mars Pathfinder winds down after phenomenal mission



Two robotic spacecraft scheduled for launch in mid-2001 to orbit and land on Mars will carry a descent camera, a multispectral imager, and a robotic rover capable of traversing tens of miles across the red planet's rocky highlands.

The Mars Surveyor 2001 missions will follow two other robotic Mars missions to be launched in late 1998 and early 1999. All are part of NASA's long-term, systematic exploration of Mars in which two missions are launched to the planet approximately every 26 months.

Project Update Archive

(a link to MTO Newsletters)


UPDATE # 61 - November 21, 1997

By now you must have a nice collection of images of your students at work, their writing and artwork. How about submitting them for posting in the LFM Kids' Corner?

Directions for submitting photos and text can be found at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/posting.html

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