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1996 Mars Missions Press Kit

1996 Mars Missions Press Kit

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NATIONALAERONAUTICSANDSPACE ADMINISTRATION
1996 Mars Missions
Press KitNovember 1996
 
Contacts
Douglas IsbellPolicy/Program Management202/358-1753Headquarters,Washington, DCFranklin ODonnellMars Global Surveyor and818/354-5011Jet Propulsion Laboratory,Mars Pathfinder MissionsPasadena, CAGeorge DillerLaunch Operations407/867-2468Kennedy Space Center, FL
Contents
General Release ............................................................................................................................ 3Media Services Information .......................................................................................................... 6Quick Facts ................................................................................................................................... 7Mars at a Glance ........................................................................................................................... 9Historical Mars Missions ............................................................................................................ 10Why Mars? .................................................................................................................................. 11The Multi-Year Mars Program .................................................................................................... 15Mars Global Surveyor ................................................................................................................. 18Mission Overview ........................................................................................................... 19Spacecraft ........................................................................................................................ 26Science Objectives .......................................................................................................... 27Mars Pathfinder ........................................................................................................................... 30Mission Overview ........................................................................................................... 30Spacecraft ........................................................................................................................ 40Science Objectives .......................................................................................................... 43Mars ’96 ...................................................................................................................................... 48Mission Overview ........................................................................................................... 48Spacecraft ........................................................................................................................ 54Science Objectives .......................................................................................................... 54U.S. Contributions to Mars ’96 ........................................................................................ 56Program/Project Management .................................................................................................... 59
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