2003-2004 Mars Exploration Rover Mission
"Women Working on Mars!"
Join NASA Quest, the Mars Exploration Program, and the Robotics Education Project
May 16, 2002
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Science Operations System Engineer
Jennifer Mindock, Avionics Validation and Verification
LAPIS Student Test Mission Participant
Taped participants (click on their names to see their bios):
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Learn about past, current, and future missions at NASA's Mars Exploration website
Visit the NASA Robotics Education Project to get more information about robotics
Help NASA Imagine Mars
Get some background on Mars exploration from NASA's "Journey to Mars"
Command your own rover on earth or the moon
Suit up, strap in, and blast off at the Mars Exploration Rover Athena Science Payload website
Build an edible Mars spacecraft
Take pictures of Mars and learn from your own data through the Mars Student Imaging Project
Build your own robot in the FIRST Robotics Competition
Try programming your Lego 'bot to compete in the Botball Robotics Competition
Send your name to Mars
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