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to find blue hope
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-- Bettina Davis
May 2002


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Paper Model Kit of FMARS/MDRS Habitat by Mike Hungerford


THE MARS SOCIETY - SAN DIEGO
(TMS-SD) CHAPTER

"The Earth is the Cradle of Mankind,
but one does not live in the cradle forever."

-- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, 1895




WHERE ARE THE SAN DIEGO MARS ROVERS APPEARING?








ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO MARS ROVERS




July 29, 2007 -- TMS-SD's San Diego Mars Rover was featured on KUSI-TV's "Good Morning San Diego" 8:00am Weekend Edition.
(NOTE: requires QuickTime Player, and is 8.5-MB in size).


ABOUTThe SAN DIEGO MARS ROVER is an approximate 1/4-scale operational model of the NASA/JPL's Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) "Spirit" and "Opportunity" -- which are still operational on Mars today, over four Earth years after landing on the Red Planet in January 2004!

Yes, the SAN DIEGO MARS ROVER is operatable by the general public, especially children (10-years old or older recommended)! It is a radio-controlled vehicle, and features a wireless video camera onboard. It is navigated by watching the video signal it sends back to Earth and Mission Control! Just like at NASA/JPL, but without that pesky 3.1-to-22.5-minute "speed of light" delay!

We also have a second Mars Rover, an in-scale radio-controlled replica of the very first Mars Rover, the 1997 MARS SOJOURNER ROVER. This Mars Rover will drive forward and backward and can climb over rocks and other objects placed in its path.

TMS-SD also offers several multimedia presentations on Mars Exploration to round out your Mars Rover events. Just ask!


AVAILABILITYThe SAN DIEGO MARS ROVERS are available for display and operation at public events and gatherings, especially to those with a space, science or educational theme. Please don't hesitate to ask -- we LOVE to show her off and talk about the exploration of Mars!


ALL VOLUNTEERS! THE MARS SOCIETY - SAN DIEGO is an entirely all-volunteer organization. Our SAN DIEGO MARS ROVER was scratch-built by volunteers using their own time and money. The SOJOURNER ROVER was a commercially-available toy vehicle.

Because we're all volunteers and do not get paid for our Mars work (it is our passion), we will make every effort to accommodate your scheduled events within the constraints of our "day jobs" and other commitments.


WHAT DOES
IT COST?
The SAN DIEGO MARS ROVERS is available to appear at schools and educational groups for a mere $25.00. Our Mars Rovers will come to your event with a skilled and educated operator/lecturer and short video and multimedia presentation on the planet Mars and NASA/JPL's Mars Exploration Rovers (MER). This money is used to pay for the lecturer's travel gasoline and to keep our Mars Rovers repaired and in batteries. Naturally, donations are gratefully accepted!


CONTCACT USTo book the SAN DIEGO MARS ROVERS, please write to us at the address at the bottom of this page, or contact Gerry Williams at 619.723.3456.


THANK YOU! ON TO MARS!




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