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NASA Unveils New Mars Rover Mission for 2020

NASA Unveils New Mars Rover Mission for 2020

04 December 2012

WASHINGTON -- Building on the success of Curiosity's Red Planet landing, NASA has announced plans for a robust multi-year Mars program, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. This announcement affirms the agency's commitment to a bold exploration program that meets our nation's scientific and human exploration objectives.

"The Obama administration is committed to a robust Mars exploration program," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "With this next mission, we're ensuring America remains the world leader in the exploration of the Red Planet, while taking another significant step toward sending humans there in the 2030s."

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/dec/HQ_12-420_Mars_2020...

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