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Interactive video lesson plan for: Opportunity: 10 Years on Mars

Activity overview:

A celebration commemorating a decade of Mars exploration by NASA's twin Mars Exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. The rovers landed on opposite sides of Mars in January 2004 for what was expected to be 90-day missions. Spirit operated for six years and ceased communicating with Earth in 2010. The Opportunity rover continues exploring today, 10 years after landing.

This show includes:
-- Charles Elachi, director, JPL
-- Steve Squyres, principal investigator, Mars Exploration Rover mission, Cornell
-- John Callas, project manager, Mars Exploration Rover mission, JPL
-- Bill Nye, chief executive officer of the Planetary Society, Pasadena, Calif.
-- plus more rover team members

Follow the mission and the rovers on Twitter (@MarsRovers) and Facebook.

For additional information on Spirit and Opportunity and the 10 year anniversary on Mars, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer10/

Tagged under: Bill Nye The Science Guy (TV Program),Opportunity Rover (Spacecraft),Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Business Operation),Spirit Rover (Spacecraft),Mars Exploration Rover (Space Mission),JPL (Organization),John Callas,Charles Elachi,NASA (Organization),Mars (Astrology),Mars,Steve Squyres,Opportunity

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