NASA: Mars Exploration

Both historic and up-to-the-minute news regarding the Mars Rover mission. There are activities for children, student projects and other classroom resources. From the "more videos" link you can find a series of animations will take you from Earth to the Red Planet in less than 10 minutes. The animation begins with the initial launch and journey through the Earth's atmosphere and continues with the entry into the Martian atmosphere, followed by landing and exploration. This condensed view of a Mars Rover's journey gives an unparalleled look at how these missions are conducted.

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