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The Mars 2003 rover weighs about 300 pounds and has a range of about 110 meters per day. (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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Britannica Mars: Observation and Exploration
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Historic Voyager Mission May Lose Its Funding
In a cost-cutting move prompted by President Bush's moon-Mars initiative, NASA could put an end to Voyager, the legendary 28-year mission that has sent a spacecraft farther from Earth than any object ever made by humans.

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